33 year old Bollywood Actor Imran Khan recently spoke to the Indian Students at Harvard University about the daily battle being fought between film producers and the censor board.
'It is reaching quite a scary place' he said, recalling how his 2011 black comedy "Delhi Belly" had "roughened a lot of feathers."After the movie was passed the censor board changed a number of its guidelines. Rather than getting more inclusive and progressive, the actor said we are moving backwards.
Responding to a question on the criticism of his uncle the Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan after his views on intolerance, Imran said the Indian film industry is a soft target. "It is also what I would call an unsympathetic target. We are never able to defend ourselves."
Imran said that he felt the situation has been getting worse as the years go by. “I have been feeling that it is getting more and more restrictive to the point that you are afraid of what can you can show and what you can talk about. It is insane. It is restrictive. It is regressive. And very frankly, it is getting worse.”