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Censorship pointless in the age of internet: Anurag Kashyap

Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap believes that in a world exposed to the internet, censorship doesn't hold any meaning.

Published: 23rd March 2017 02:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2017 02:37 PM   |  A+A-

Anurag Kashyap, Afp

Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap |AFP

By IANS

MUMBAI: Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap believes that in a world exposed to the internet, censorship doesn't hold any meaning.

"To have some kind of censorship in the age of YouTube and Internet is pointless. It's not even what I think is right or wrong. What are you trying to block people from? You have to start treating your audiences as adult people who can think for themselves," said Kashyap at the discussion panel at ongoing FICCI frames 2017 on Wednesday.

The "Gangs of Wasseypur" helmer who had multiple face-offs with the Central Board of Film Certification over several films such as "Udta Punjab", "Gulaal" and "Black Friday", says that if he doesn't like something, he never sees that.

"I don't see many things. If I want to watch something, I will go to the cinema hall," he said.

While the CBFC wanted to cut a large number of scenes in Kashyap's recent film "Udta Punjab", claiming obscenity and defamation, the filmmaker had approached the courts, which ruled in his favor. The film was finally passed with one cut.

"Honestly, I have a problem when I watch movies which have cuts. I wait for movies to come out on blue ray or watch them when I am travelling," he said at the event here.

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