Ajay Devgn on OTT censorship: We should not go backwards
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Ajay Devgn on OTT censorship: We should not go backwards

Ajay Devgn also revealed Indian Air Force officials watched Bhuj: The Pride of India.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Aug 12, 2021
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Hindustan Times

Ahead of Bhuj: The Pride of India, Ajay Devgn made his OTT debut as a producer with the Netflix original film Tribhanga. The film directed by Renuka Shahane featured Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar in the lead roles. Now after Bhuj, Ajay will make his full-fledged web series debut with Rudra - The Edge of Darkness which is the Indian adaptation of the International show Luther. OTTPlay during a recent group media interaction with the actor and filmmaker asked his take on OTT censorship.

To which Ajay stated, "OTT censorship to a point should happen but there's a lot of confusion going on, how will they go about it. So that is one thing with censorship. There should be self-censorship and some limitation. But we should not go backwards."

In the same interaction, Ajay also revealed that the makers of Bhuj: The Pride of India showed the film to Indian Air Force and they liked it. The Singham actor said, "I don't know somewhere, they are very conscious about it which is fair enough, that's a good thing. Now, two weeks before you start filming or making something on the Army or Air Force, you have to submit the script to take clearances. So it's not that after you make the film, you go to them saying 'Okay, this is what we made'. First, they have to Okay the script, so it has become a process."

The OTT release of Bhuj: The Pride of India was announced in 2020 during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film based on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. Ajay plays the role of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik in the film co-starring Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk, Pranitha Subhash and Ihana Dhillon.

The movie is set to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from August 13, 2021.

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