Is Censorship In Movies Required? Acclaimed Film Director & One Time Censor Chief Vijay Anand Explains

  • 25 days ago
In an Exclusive Podcast with Lehren, veteran director Vijay Anand shared his thoughts on the evolution of Indian cinema from his time to the present day & discussed about the budgeting, profit, music & parameters of labelling a movie as Super-Hit in both the eras. The Teesri Manzil filmmaker revealed that he was initially against censorship in turn supporting minimal cuts in a movie, but as being the Chief of the Censor Board for a brief time, the latter felt that censorship was necessary as many filmmakers had emerged in the industry & the same was necessary to avoid the misuse of cinematic freedom & creativity. Owner of Navketan Films & brother of superstar Dev Anand & Chetan Anand, Goldie (Vijay Anand) has directed several blockbusters like Guide, Teesri Manzil, Jewel Thief & Johny Mera Naam.