The actor says it is not possible to ensure web censorship without a proper system because the internet is accessible to all
The debate on whether there should be censorship on the web or no, has been there for a while. A few are in favour whereas others openly oppose the idea of web censorship. And among the list of opposers is actor Amit Sadh.
The 36-year-old has acted in both films and web; the list includes films such as Kai Po Che! (2013), Sultan (2016) and Gold (2018), web series such as Shockers and Breathe, and the web film Barot House. And, he feels that measures such as censorship won’t work on a platform like the web because “Anyone can access the internet sitting in any part of the world. You can’t stop them from doing that. It also happens that children end up watching content meant for adults. How do you stop that through web censorship? That requires proper parental guidance.”
According to Amit, creativity shouldn’t be fettered. “It’s practically not possible to create content keeping in mind how it should not hurt anyone’s sentiments. If creative people start thinking like that then they won’t be able to come out with something interesting. I am not saying censorship is wrong but then there needs to be a proper system in place,” he elucidates his view.
In fact, Amit speaks up for the need of self censorship emphasising the significance to understand the difference between the good and the bad. “It’s very important for the actors and makers to understand what kind of stories they want to tell, and how; whether that story should be told or not, whether it might create issues and what kind of extreme impact it might have. But, at the same time, such thoughts would just help them make the story better. I too have certain things in mind when saying yes to a character. I want to avoid abusing on-screen unless the story totally requires it. That’s how I do personal censorship,” he adds.