Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday threw his weight behind the makers of Udta Punjab, which is embroiled in a major controversy over censorship, reports PTI.
The veteran actor said that the voice of a filmmaker should not be throttled.
Khan’s support came after a huge number of celebrities from the film fraternity came to voice their anger against the Censor Board chief, Pahlaj Nihalani on Wednesday.
The list of celebrities who protested against the demands to remove the word ‘Punjab’ from the title and the story and make 89 cuts included, Mahesh Bhatt, Zoya Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor among others.
“It’s very unfortunate. I’m pained that the film is going through this. As per my knowledge, it is based on drug addiction and delivers a social message. I don’t think there is anything that should be cut or audience should be kept away…
“It reflects badly on CBFC. I hope the film gets justice at the Tribunal. The voice of the filmmaker shouldn’t be throttled… There should be freedom of speech. Every Indian should have this right,” Khan said on the sidelines of an event.