On Thursday, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan inaugurated the 28th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival. Amitabh Bachchan, who was last seen in his film Uunchai, spoke at the event about the question being raised about civil liberty of expression.
Big B in his speech said, ” ‘Ek Kadam’ in 1947 went up to Neta ji Subhash Bose in one of his posters. With these never-ending confrontations in the 1940s, the policing of Indian cinema grew exasperatingly stringent. To put it mildly, over the rigmarole of 5 different censor boards setting up their own rules things were chaotic, finally, the 1952 cinematograph act set out the structure of censorship as it stands today upheld by the film certification board but even now ladies and gentle en and I am sure my colleagues on stage will agree, questions have been raised on civil liberty of expressions.”
To note, Amitabh Bachchan has had a good share of the big screen this year. As he played significant roles in films like Goodbye, and Uunchai among others.