Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Om Puri, a former chairman of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), says he’s against the use of abuses in Indian movies.
The actor, who will be seen in a political comedy film “Jai Ho Democracy”, was asked if the Central Board of Film Certification is becoming too harsh as far as banning abusive words is concerned.
To that, he said: “If you use an abusive word 10 times, it doesn’t mean your film is a hit. It has become a fashion now. Censor board is doing the right thing… just by giving abusive words (in a movie), would it mean the film will be successful?”
“I’m not in favour of this as many kids and women watch films. Not necessarily every villain has to use abusive words. Abusive language should not be allowed in films according to me,” he added.
Written and directed by Ranjit Kapoor, “Jai Ho Democracy” also features Annu Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain and Satish Kaushik.
The movie takes a comical look at how the powers-that-be continue to procrastinate and maintain status quo, unfazed by the gravity of the situation at hand. It also explores the funny side of how the media gets desperate in highlighting unworthy issues; and gives a message of hope of peace between two neighbouring countries.
Om Puri is hoping that the movie gets the right publicity.
He is confident that it will be praised via word of mouth.