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Censorship in the age of social media irrelevant: Divya Dutta

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Actress Divya Dutta feels at a time when everything is easily available online, the relevance of censorship on films in the country is questionable.

The 38-year-old “Bhaag Milkh Bhaag” actress says she agrees with filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who recently said that censorship should be abolished.

Divya says the audience today is quite sorted and should have the right to choose what they want to watch.

“I think intolerance has become a taboo issue for everyone. If you talk about censorship then I agree with Benegal. Cinema is a creative medium. The director has the right to express. In the times of social media with everything on internet just a click away, I wonder how censoring a few thing could help,” Divya told PTI on the sidelines of IFFI.

“The audience is very sorted. We know what we want and we should get the freedom to choose what we want to watch.”

On the ongoing debate in the film industry about the gender pay gap, Divya says she supports Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut, who are demanding equal pay.

“We live in a demand and supply industry. You give them a hit they will give you the money today if the top actresses Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone may be charging more or as much as their co-stars, then it is fine because they are delivering hits.

“For me, it has always been more of cinema and less of these so it doesn’t concern me. But, we have some highly paid actresses and I am proud of them,” she said.