Cinematography bill will strangle voice of freedom of expression : Kamal Haasan

Thu Jul 29 2021 18:16:18 GMT+0530 (IST)

Vetaran actor, Makkal Needhi Mayyam (MNM) supremo Kamal Haasan who has been oppossing the controversial Cinematograph Act 2021 had once again demanded the Central Government to repeal the bill.

Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan reached Delhi and he recorded his statement before the standing committee against the draft bill demanding the scrapping of the draft.

Taking to Twitter, Kamal Haasan demanded that the bill should be scrapped. In a tweet made in Tamil, the actor said the bill will hinder the freedom of expression of the filmmakers.

Kamal Haasan has been leading Kollywood to oppose the bill which was announced by the union government.

The actor had appealed to everyone to not stay silent voice their support to oppose the controversial bill which will impact the director's freedom of expression.

Earlier Kollywood industry including actors and directors have come out agaisnt the draft and demanded that the bill should not be implemented.

Entire Industry which came together on the decision to fight against the bill has met the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin and gave a representation.

Taking their side, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has written to the then Union minister of information technology, Ravishankar Prasad to rethink about the bill.

Saying that the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021 will hinder the creative thinking of the filmmakers which is not good for the industry, the Chief Minister demanded that the bill should be scrapped.

Members from the Bollywood film freternity like Anurag Kashyap, Hansal Mehta, Vetri Maaran, Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhta and others have also expressed their displeasure over the new bill and said it would have a negative impact on the film industry.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led union government proposes the new bill with an aim to amend the existing Cinematograph Act of 1952.

Once the bill gets approved, the Centre will posses the power to change the certificate earned by the film issued by the Central Board of Film Certification. Based on the content of the film, ths government may go for additional cuts in the film in needed.

In addition to this, the government can also pull a film out of the theatres of the government thinks if it is against the set guidelines as per the new bill.