Lately Bollywood celebrities have set an example. Mess with their artistic freedom and the whole team will be there to back each other. Although Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Shyam Benegal were not present at the press conference where the film fraternity addressed their grievances. This is what they had to say when questioned on the on-going CBFC row.
Here’s what they said.
Technically it is a very well made film: Shyam Benegal on #UdtaPunjab pic.twitter.com/qNUPIg4vSm— ANI (@ANI_news) June 8, 2016
Its an important film, it brings to the fore a very big problem: Shyam Benegal on #UdtaPunjab pic.twitter.com/N80oujhbjT— ANI (@ANI_news) June 9, 2016
“It’s very unfortunate. I’m pained that the film is going through this. As per my knowledge, it is based on drug addiction and delivers a social message. I don’t think there is anything that should be cut or audience should be kept away,” said Aamir Khan.
I am not aware of the issue, but would like to say that don’t try to kill creativity : Amitabh Bachchan #UdtaPunjab pic.twitter.com/zFa7y3Ghbr— ANI (@ANI_news) June 8, 2016
Film makers can approach tribunal and courts, only problem is censoring comes near the release of a film: Amitabh Bachchan #UdtaPunjab— ANI (@ANI_news) June 8, 2016
I also faced problems with censor board in the past,we can’t kill creativity:Madhur Bhandarkar #UdtaPunjab pic.twitter.com/kH5PjjziUQ— ANI (@ANI_news) June 9, 2016
Power is the most dangerous addiction of all & someone in the CBFC seems to be tripping hard on Lassi in the Sky with Diamonds. #UdtaPunjab— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 7, 2016