Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has revealed that he ‘has never had’ his freedom while making films.“No Indian filmmaker has had full freedom of speech as compared to the rest of the world. Hence, I must complain I’ve never had my freedom, I’m yet to see my full freedom,” Kamal said in a conference.“Time divides freedom and anarchy. Freedom should come with ‘Lakshman Rekha’. Freedom will be constant.
Freedom is like your body; you have to feed it, guard it and take care of it,” he added. Kamal, who has been a prominent member of the entertainment industry for over five decades now, had on January 28 asked his fans in a video to send him questions on Twitter regarding freedom.Sharing his views on the much-hyped protests by students of the premier Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) against the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as chairman, Kamal said: “FTII students are trend-setters; some of them have been pride of India. Government should have appointed an empathetic person”.Speaking on critics, Kamal said that they “should be more tolerant”.
“Criticism should be constructive and not destructive,” he added.