A censor board panel of mere six people cannot decide what 130 crore people of India should watch and what not, directpr S.S. Rajamouli said in the wake of the ongoing controversy over certification of the Bollywood film Udta Punjab.
Asked whether CBFC is restricting a filmmaker's creative abilities, the Baahubali director said, "Yes, they are. My sympathy stays with the filmmakers. The simple logic which everyone is asking is how a board of six members can decide what 130 crore people should watch and what not."
"That's not logical (what they are doing). A father or a mother or a family head ... is a better judge about what he or she and children can see and what they should avoid. Family members are better judges than those six people.", Rajamouli opined.
"They (CBFC) are restricting them. Personally, I haven't faced much problems for the kind of films that I make. But there are so many diverse filmmakers who want to make different kind of cinema. They shouldn't be restricted," he added.
Meanwhile, the director is currently busy filming the climax portions of Baahubali The Conclusion.