Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan expressed his ‘worry’ over the ‘aggressive approach’ of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in clearing films, saying he was alarmed by their stance.
Speaking at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award function in New Delhi on Monday, he said, “It (the board) is reacting to things that we, as free people, as adults, should make our own choices on. Essentially the certification board is supposed to mention the age for which the film is suitable. There is no censorship required after the certification.” (RNG Awards: Aamir Khan joins intolerance debate – Kiran asked me if we should move out of India)
Aamir, however, said he had had no personal experience with the censors.
Aamir, whose kissing scene with actress Karisma Kapoor in 1996 film “Raja Hindustani” is considered to be one of the longest such sequences in Bollywood, joked that he feels “lucky” when asked about his reaction to the “Spectre” kiss getting shortened. (Read: Incredible to intolerant in 7 months? Anupam Kher hits out at Aamir Khan)
Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani has come under severe criticism from his colleagues and Bollywood actors after it was revealed that board had shortened the length of kissing scenes in James Bond movie “Spectre”.
Soon after taking over as the censor board chief, Nihalani had issued a controversial guideline for films, which was later withdrawn after opposition from a section of the board members. (With PTI inputs)
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