Mukesh Khanna, prominently known for his role Shakimaan has protected Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani saying that there has to be censorship.
As indicated by reports, Khanna was cited as saying, “I differ from people who say we have freedom of expression. If due to your freedom of expression, our students are going wayward and the landscape of our country’s security is being altered, I would stop them. There has to be censorship. You can’t make anything. I am against it. Here in our country a film like ‘Grand Masti’ runs and becomes a superhit. People say it’s their freedom of expression. My foot. One should make good films.”
Lending his support to Nihalani, he further added, “Pahlajji is not wrong in certain things. When it is needed, it is needed. Don’t call him sanskari. Sanskar nahi rahenge toh aap bhi nahi rahoge (without cultural value system, even you won’t exist).”
While discussing the ‘Udta Punjab’ debate, he said that he hasn’t seen the film so he can’t say whether it is great or terrible. “I have not seen the film so I can’t say if it’s good or bad. But bad things, if any, have to stop. Drug menace is spread all over India. Drugs are mixed with ice cream and sold to children outside schools. Why is that not being stopped? Police doesn’t know? Everyone knows about it,” he commented. – CINEWS