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Sharmila Tagore: Censor Board not for moral policing

16 January 2011

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Sharmila Tagore: Censor Board not for moral policing

Censor Board chief Sharmila Tagore feels freedom of expression is needed in the Indian film industry but there should be reasonable restriction.

But she said the Central Board of Film Certification, which she has been heading for seven years, is not for moral policy.

“Freedom of expression under fundamental rights is needed but there should be reasonable restriction,” said Tagore, who was in the capital for the 16th anniversary of Indian Women’s Press Corps.

“We are, however, not here for moral policing. The Censor Board will work in the same manner as it has been working and its not going to go back. I have tried to build synergy between civil society, ministry and producers,” she said, as she refuted claims that the Board has become liberal in her tenure.

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via Deccan Herald

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