Vishal Bhardwaj on Saturday said that the censor board turns a “deaf” ear to the concerns of filmmakers.
The writer-director, who has faced troubles with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in the past, said films are a “soft target” for anything and everything that goes wrong with the society.
When asked for his reaction on the possibility of censorship creeping into the digital medium, Bhardwaj said, “Did they listen to us when the put the ‘no smoking’ ticker on a running visual? Do they hear us even now? They (censor board) are deaf. They do whatever they want to do. We are the only nation in this world that has ‘no smoking’ on a running visual. How more ridiculous can it be?”
“The kind of things you can do in a series and there’s no censorship. And the kind of things they impose on you. Films are such a soft target. If anything is happening to someone, (target) the film. As if films are responsible for every evil that exists in the society,” he added.
He was speaking at NDFC’s Film ‘Bazaar’ Knowledge Series session “Storytellers First – Directors and Producers who Changed the Game”.
—Source: Mid-Day