With the censorship debate going wide in the country, Aamir Khan, on Monday, said that the censor board was turning a little aggressive. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani invited criticism from the film industry, the audiences and his own board members after he shortened the length of kissing scenes in the James Bond movie Spectre.
Aamir, whose kissing scene with actress Karisma Kapoor in film Raja Hindustani of 1996 is considered to be one of the longest such sequences in Bollywood, laughed and said that he feels "lucky" when asked about his reaction to the Spectre kiss getting shortened. Khan further said that he did not have personal experience with the board but feels that the attitude of the board in recent times was worrying.
"If a film is certified adult then you should be able to show pretty much everything because an adult can decide if he or she wants to watch the film. There is no censorship required after certification. That's our understanding of certification. But as I understand it, it has been a little aggressive in its approach in last six to eight months, which is worrying. I hope it changes," Aamir said at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in New Delhi.