How Important Is Film Censorship? ‘Guide’ & ‘Teesri Manzil’ Maker Vijay ‘Goldie’ Anand Explains

In an Exclusive Interview with Lehren, veteran filmmaker Vijay Anand shared his thoughts on the evolution of Indian cinema from his time to the present day & discussed about the budgeting, profit, music & parameters of labelling a movie as Super-Hit in both the eras. The Guide director revealed that he was initially against censorship in turn supporting minimal cuts in a film, but as being the Chief of the Censor Board for a brief time, the latter felt that censorship was necessary as many filmmakers had emerged in the industry & the same was necessary to avoid the misuse of cinematic freedom & creativity. Founder of Navketan Films & brother of superstar Dev Anand & Chetan Anand, Goldie (Vijay Anand) has directed several super hit-films like Guide, Teesri Manzil, Jewel Thief & Johny Mera Naam.