"Censorship is reaching quite a scary place. Particularly in the past few years, I have been feeling, as someone who works in the theatre field that it is getting more and more restrictive to the point that you are afraid of what can we show, what can we talk about," Imran told Indian students at the Harvard University here.

The 33-year-old actor said his 2011 black comedy 'Delhi Belly' had 'roughened a lot of feathers'.

Responding to a question on the criticism of his uncle and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan by a section of the society after his views on intolerance, Imran said the Indian film industry is a soft target.

"It is also what I would call an unsympathetic target. We are never able to defends ourselves," he said, adding that every film is considered by the censor board on a case by case basis.

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