Censor board needs to grow up: Kirti Kulhari
The actress expressed disappointment over the CBFC's numerous cuts in her forthcoming film Indu Sarkar
Actress Kirti Kulhari, on Friday, expressed her disappointment over Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for making 12 cuts and adding two disclaimers in her forthcoming film Indu Sarkar. She says the censor board needs to grow up and let audience decide what they want to see.
"I think we desperately need some changes (in the censor board rules). I think you should watch the film with reference to the context. Censor board needs to grow up and let the audiences grow up," she said.
Kirti, along with filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri and Miss India Tourism Ishika Taneja was in the capital to launch the film's new song Dilli ki raat.
"After Pink, I wanted to do something which would surprise people again. Indu Sarkar seemed to be the perfect fit as it has Emergency as its backdrop. It's a very important subject. The title role that I played was very challenging and interesting," Kirti said.
Controversy over Indu Sarkar has ranged from reactions against the CBFC, backlash against Bhandarkar after a Congress representative announced prize money for any person who can blacken the filmmaker's face, to politicians demanding exclusive screenings of the film ahead of censor certification for approvals.
About the row, Kirti said: "I'd be lying if I said that it (controversies surrounding Indu Sarkar) doesn't bother me. Initially I was like, it's fine. But now, daily something or the other is happening. Especially, I am most concerned about the censor board because if we do what they have asked for, then the whole essence of the film goes."
The film, which also features Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher, is slated for a release on July 28.