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Films have become easy target: Farhan Akhtar

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says movies have become easy targets for people who want to grab eyeballs.

Time and again, people, organisations and groups raise their voice against films and makers of movies that may touch upon issues deemed controversial by them. Whether it’s trouble with the censor board or by way of petitions from individuals, this has become rampant over the years.

Asked about what has changed about the film industry, Farhan told IANS: “It depends from film to film. As creative people, we will abide by whatever the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting says. Their requests and recommendations are served to us through censor board.

“Films can become an easy target to create eyeballs because you are taking on a really popular person with nothing to lose. I do feel the government is the one who gives clearance to release your film, so it’s also at some level has a duty to protect you,” he added.

Farhan, who has directed films like “Dil Chahta Hai”, “Don” and “Lakshya”, has featured in “Rock On 2”. He says he is happy with the kind of scripts he is getting as an actor.

“There are different phases in life and right now, the kind of work that I am getting to do as an actor, I am happy doing that. There is a script called ‘Lucknow Central’ which I am doing and these are the scripts where I can’t be involved as a director. I am enjoying this experience as an actor,” he said.

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