Leslee Udwin not defaming India through documentary: Farhan

New York, PTI | Updated : 12 March 2015, 03:50 PM

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar has sought lifting of the ban on Leslee Udwin’s documentary on the December 16 gangrape, saying the British filmmaker has focused on the aftermath of the incident.

The ‘Rock On!’ star watched “India’s Daughter” during its US premiere last night along with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto.

The documentary, says the 41-year-old actor, made him think about the concept of ‘masculinity’.

“Watched #IndiasDaughter last night at the US premiere in NYC. Raises some serious questions about the concept of masculinity.. The filmmakers intent is clear. It is not to defame India but use an event that reverberated around the globe as the basis for her study...,” he posted on Twitter.

“The directors focus on the aftermath ie public outrage/protests/amendment of law speaks volumes of our vibrant democracy. I humbly appeal to the concerned ministry that they lift the ban on this film. It’s only effect is that of introspection. #IndiasDaughter,” he added.

First Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015 03:48 PM
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