LIFE

Censor board

Censorship or self-regulation? The question is as old as the history of cinema and while creative actors and directors would not like their films to be cut in any form, self-regulation obviously comes with its own set of problems.

``There is a censor board in each one of us,'' says film-maker Mahesh Bhatt, adding that children and even adults cannot be told what they should watch on television and on the big screen and what they should not.

``I have grown-up grandsons and grand-daughters who decide what they would like to watch. I respect them for their views,'' he argues, adding that the Government too should not act like a protective parent.

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