Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Sharmila Tagore said that the censor board is not for moral policing.
She said, “We see ourselves as more of a certification body than just censor board. We are not into moral policing; we follow a middle path. There are certain things we let go, as we have to be a little more tolerant and mature. Times are changing and we have to change with it.”
She added, “I do believe in censorship and I do believe in freedom of expression, but at the same time there has to be a reasonable restriction. You really can't go back; the change of being liberal is here to stay for a longer time.”
Sharmila Tagore, 64 started heading the board from 2004 and since then, there has been a lot of changes. In the past, usage of abusive language was not entertained and now, Kaminey, Omkara, No One Killed Jessica passed the censor board but, with an A-certificate.
The yesteryear actress said, “See an Omkara wouldn't have been Omkara minus all those dialogues, especially where the movie opens, because it is a part of popular language; so we try to understand that.”