Vidya Balan’s ‘The Dirty Picture’ finally made its premier on Television but it had to undergo numerous cuts to be aired during the primetime slot. The fact that Bollywood movies with an ‘A’ certificate have been banned from being aired on television even after required cuts hasn’t gone down well with many including Emraan Hashmi.
“This is a wrong decision. It will restrict the creative freedom of a filmmaker and will adversely affect the business. Television is a major source of revenue for the film industry and this is a huge dent for the business for us,” said Emraan Hashmi to a daily.
The actor feels that the decision of what to watch and what not to watch should be in hands of the audience.
“There is so much of regressive content on television shows why there isn’t any censorship on that? There should be a choice and people should take the decision what to see and what to avoid. An outside agency deciding it for the audience is not correct,” he said.
The actor, who is working with his ‘The Dirty Picture’ co-star Vidya Balan again in ‘Ghanchakkar’, said that it was an honor to work with top actresses.
“These are popular actresses and they are capable of carrying a film on their shoulders on their own. It's an honor to work with them. And this is a good phase for Indian cinema that is seeing a variety of subjects onscreen and it's exciting times for actors,” Emraan Hashmi concluded.
‘Ghanchakkar’ is directed by Rajkumar Gupta.
The movie is scheduled to release early next year.