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Rishi Kapoor: Producers shouldn't misuse this freedom

While lauding the High Court's judgment in favour of 'Udta Punjab', veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor expresses a tangible fear

Rishi Kapoor is not one to mince words. And as someone who's always on the ball with current issues and quick with his frank and relevant opinions, the actor is delighted with the Bombay High Court censuring the Censor Board for playing 'grandma' with 'Udta Punjab'.

Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor

He says, "I want to belong to my fraternity. I feel justice and wiser sense has prevailed. Pahlaj (Nihalani, Board chief) has made a mockery of the situation. You can't stifle cinematic voices like this. This is not the '60s when half of India was illiterate. There are far more intelligent people now. Pahlaj was looking for some kind of importance. This is not the way to go about it and I am glad he was pulled up.

"But, I am a bit worried now. Producers shouldn't misuse this freedom. I am quite sure they will. This is a bhed chaal waali industry. So, everyone will try and take advantage of the situation. They will start crossing the line, use offensive, unpalatable stuff even if it's not relevant to the film's subject."

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