Recently, legendary thespian and filmmaker Kamal Haasan has been appointed as a member of the censor board reform committee which aims to revamp the policies and perspectives of the CBFC to catch up with the modern times.
In his latest interview to a national media house, Kamal made a few striking comments about censorship. “Censoring, I think, should not be done in the modern world. Censor is an ugly word in a democratic country,” said the versatile star.
When asked if not having censorship in the current socio-political climate is plausible, Kamal said, “It should be possible, otherwise, don’t call it a democracy. Give it another hard-hitting, name like surrogate democracy.”
The Universal Star will deliver a keynote address on freedom of speech and on the topic India in ‘Transition — Opportunities and Challenges’ at the prestigious Harvard University on February 6-7.