There should be no censor: Prakash Jha

Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who is known for his socio-political films, is in favour of scrapping the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) as he questions “why should someone else have control over our morality and liking”.

Jha asserted that self-censorship should be the next step.

“I’m against censor. There should be no censor. People who want to see will see it anyway. There should be self-censorship. Why should someone else have control over our morality, understanding and liking,” Jha told IANS on the sidelines of Film Bazaar here.

The Indian censor board has often attracted flak from members of the film fraternity and society for its cuts and diktats. A recent example is the reduction in time of a kissing scene in Hollywood film “Spectre”.

The maker, known for “Gangaajal”, “Apaharan”, and “Raajneeti”, went on to add that vulgarity in cinema dies a natural death due to audience’s taste.

“There was a time when suddenly there were many vulgar, double meaning songs being made and they started becoming a hit. But they died a very quick and natural death because people stopped listening to it. There is inherent goodness (in people) for clean entertainment,” he said, adding that “So why do we have to give it in someone else’s hands”.

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