Filmmakers should do self-censorship: Rakeysh Mehra
New Delhi: 'Rang De Basanti' helmer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feels that filmmakers should exercise self-censorship while making a film in the nation of culturally diverse population.
The 40-year-old filmmaker's last release 'Delhi-6' faced criticism for the treatment given to Divya Dutta's character of a female cleaner in the 2009 film.
"Sometimes we filmmaker cross the line in the guise of freedom and creativity. I believe we have to take a call of self-censorship and if there is a law that doesn't mean we have to break it in the name of freedom of expression.
"Rather, we should be responsible to our craft in the nation of diverse cultures and traditions," Mehra said while speaking on the topic of "We: The Offended" at the Centenary Film Festival here.
His debut film 'Rang De Basanti' had also faced stiff resistance from the Indian Defence Ministry due to parts that depicted the use of MiG-21 fighter aircraft.
"I made a film whose turning point was the MIGs crash issue. I was sensitive to that issue because I am from Air Force School and expressing my views on it was inevitable. I knew we were entering in their domain but I didn't make any changes suggested by the ministry," he added.
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