Mumbai: India’s decision to ban the telecast of Leslee Udwin’s documentary on the 2012 Delhi gang rape has met with a varied response in the country. Actress and producer Anushka Sharma too believes that the concept of a ban of any kind must be scrapped as people are mature enough to take their own call.
“I have not seen the documentary and I can't comment on various things that people are talking about. But I can tell you broadly as someone who represents the film industry, you should leave to the public discretion,Â” Anushka, who was in the capital for the promotion of her forthcoming film “NH10”, told reporters.
“People are intelligent enough to make that decision for themselves. We are old enough to deal with those emotions. By telling that people are not ready to see this, I think they are judging their evolution. There is a feeling that they can't watch it. I believe that 'let people decide for themselves',” she added.
Directed by Navdeep Singh, "NH10", releasing on Friday, is a thriller, co-produced by Phantom Films and Eros International. This is Anushka's debut production venture and it also stars Neil Bhoopalam.
The actress was here along with the entire star cast of the film and co-producer Vikramaditya Motwane.
Her own film "NH10" went through cuts suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification. She says instead of cuts, it is appropriate to use the rating system judiciously.
“It would be nice to just have a rating system for a film, and not cutting things out. It should be left to every individual to decide whether they want to see a film or not. They always have options to walk out of exit doors if they don’t like the film,” she said.
Restrictions hamper creativity, said the actress, who has delivered impressive performances in films like "Band Baaja Baaraat" and "PK".
“Inherently, we have it in us to make responsible films. The bigger problem is that when you start working within so many parameters and so many restrictions, we kill the individual's idea because you are already narrowing down so many things. By working within boundaries, you cut your own individuality,” she added.
Her film "NH10" has been given an 'A' certificate, making it suitable for an adults only audience. It is based on a young couple, played by Anushka and Neil, whose road trip goes awry after an encounter with a group of violent criminals. Darshan Kumar of “Mary Kom” will be seen in a negative role.