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Artistes today resorting to pre-censorship: Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt on Tuesday said that the Indian Constitution may have given people the right to freedom of expression but in the current era, filmmakers and writers are resorting to pre-censorship

Mr. Bhatt, who was attending the trailer launch of No Fathers in Kashmir, which features his wife Soni Razdan, said it saddens him that the film had to face difficultly in getting clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

“There is a climate of pre-censorship that a filmmaker and writer thinks ten times before he puts pen to paper on what he should be writing, whether the CBFC will allow it to pass or not… This is a country born out of love for free speech and freedom of expression is a constitutional right,” he said. Mr. Bhatt added that he stood by director Ashvin Kumar as he believed in his vision.

Source: thehindu.com

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