Recently, trailer of filmmaker Hansal Mehta's upcoming drama 'Aligarh' was given an 'A' certificate by the board as the movie dealt with homosexuality.
Azmi, who acted in Deepa Mehta's 1996 controversial film 'Fire', about a lonely woman falling in love with her sister-in-law, feels the censor board should be called "modern film certification."
"They can be that (broad minded)... But the thing is they are bound by the Act, by whatever is the rule book. The rule book needs to be changed. And for that to happen, it needs an overhaul," Azmi said.
"First you have to call it the modern film certification, you cannot call it the censor board. When you call it the censor board you feel inherently you have to censor. You are supposed to certify, classify. That is your business, not to censor," she added.
The 65-year-old "Arth" actress said as the censor board is chosen in affiliation to the current government, it cannot subject to the country's morality. "We all know that the board is chosen because of its affiliation to the government in power. That means you are subjecting on country's morality... To the political dispensation of the day, which simply isn't acceptable. So this overhaul is necessary of the 1952 Cinematograph Act."


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