Stop this moral policing, says Akkineni Nagarjuna

May 07, 2013, 08:48 IST | The Hitlist Team

South's dashing star Akkineni Nagarjuna feels moral policing on cinema by the Censor Board should be stopped

“It’s good to have a governing body to oversee matters in making of films, but you can’t blame films for what is happening in society,” the Telugu superstar stated when asked about one thing he would like to change in the 100-year-old history of the industry. “It doesn’t make sense to blame cinema for every rape and robbery in the country.

Akkineni Nagarjuna

I don’t see what effect a statutory warning on screen during a smoking or drinking scene will have on the audience. By imposing a ban on something, we are in a way provoking them to do it.”

These were exactly filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan’s sentiments too as reported ‘Stop blaming the industry for all ills’ (Hitlist, May 3). If all the film folk rally together may be the Censor folk can do a rethink. 

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