Anupam Kher Opens Up About 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' Controversy

Asks Censor Board not to be ‘Villain’ for filmmakers.

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Talking about 48 cuts suggested in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Anupam said criticism should not be personality-oriented.

Former chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), and veteran actor Anupam Kher pointed out the CBFC and urged the body that rather than being a 'Villain', it should respect filmmakers.

Source: pagalparrot

Regarding criticism against the so-called sanskari CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani and the 48 cuts suggested in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Anupam said,

"Criticism should not be personality oriented. I don't think Pahlaj Nihalani is doing all that, but having said that, I feel censor board needs to relook at themselves".

Source: The Hindu

"They are more and more coming across as people who know how to stop a film rather than how to facilitate the film. We live in the 21st century, so we can watch anything on the internet. I feel there is a need of self-regulation."

According to a report published in TOI, Censor board's existence is defined because of films and they should respect filmmakers.

Source: mid-day

"I feel the Censor Board should not act as a villain for films. Censor Board's existence is defined because of films, so I feel they should help and respect filmmakers. I have been Censor Board chairman for one year. There are rule books and guidelines, but (we are) seeing that anyone can interpret things in their own way and by following that, you can ban any release any film".

Source: Yourtube

Currently, Anupam is busy promoting his upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. According to him, this is not just a film, "it’s a movement. No matter our film works or not, but if 10 per cent people get aware and get inspired by the film, then it's a great achievement for our film".

 

Title Image: mid-day, Today


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