If you were overjoyed when Pahlaj Nihalani was replaced, you are not alone. The film industry is vocal about their disappointment with the censor board. Now, Saif Ali Khan, who makes his web series debut with Netflix’s Sacred Games has gone on record to talk about how the web series platform is a happy place to be in, because there’s no censor board.
During a media interaction at an Sacred Games event, Saif said that because of the non existence of censorship, they will be able to tell true stories in a more exciting manner. He also said that he was happy they won’t have to go through 500 institutions to get permission for their series.
Sacred Games is a Netflix original that’s based on a book by Vikram Chandra. The book tells the story of the world of Mumbai crime back in the 90s. Saif said that the story was layered and it would be easier to do justice to the story and characters without a censor board.
Saif Ali Khan joins the army of A List Bollywood stars who have spoken against censorship. Recently, Pahlaj Nihalani, the Censor Board Chief, was sacked and replaced by Prasoon Joshi. Pahlaj came under a lot of fire because of his opposition to the release of films like Udta Punjab and Lipstick Under My Burkha.