After the success of first Indian Netflix series, director Vikramaditya Motwane is still in the hangover of the success and appreciation he has received from the viewers and critics. Anurag Kashyap was also part of the direction team of eight-episode series. With the memes flooding across the internet the series has become quite famous across the country. In an interview with Indian Express the director talked about censorship in the film industry.
While talking about the Netflix series, Sacred Games which is having nudity and bad language, he said that it did not create any law and order problems. He also talked about the controversy and said that Sacred Games haven’t been in any trouble. The only controversy was “the overzealous Congress members who basically got shut down by their boss eventually,” He said, “It’s not like it’s a niche show. Sacred Games has been watched by as many people who have gone and watched Sanju. And really they have been okay with the nudity and the language. So it holds the censor board in a huge amount of hypocrisy right now, asking what really is the problem? You don’t want to watch it, you turn it off. You have the same choice in the movies so it really makes me ask the question to the censor board, why censorship then? Because clearly, there is no issue. So what really is the issue?”
Motwane further aslo talked about responsible story-telling in which there is no interference from the censor board. He said, “In none of these shows (Sacred Games and Ghoul) have we gone out and taken our liberty for granted. We have been very responsible with our storytelling. It’s not like ‘Oh great, no censorship, chalo lots of nudity’. No, it’s not the case in either of these shows.”
Vikramaditya Motwane feels that the liberty that an artist feels when they don’t have to self-censor makes them express their ideas in a better way. He said, “It’s great for us because you can express yourselves in a way that you don’t have to self-censor your head at the writing stage, at the directing stage or even in the acting stage.”
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