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Vivek Oberoi glad there is no censorship on digital content

Oberoi was on a panel to discuss on 'Does the size of the screen matter?' at the ongoing Jagran Cinema Summit - Future of Cinema.


Actor Vivek Oberoi, who featured in the web series Inside Edge, says censorship is an outdated idea and the fact that it's not exercised on digital media, is allowing the medium to grow.

Oberoi was present at the Jagran Cinema Summit - Future of Cinema along with Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films, Ajay Chacko of Arre and Sameer Nair, former CEO, Balaji Telefilms, for a panel discussion on 'Does the size of the screen matter?'

While Mantena and Nair are quite hopeful about the growing appetite for entertainment, Oberoi emphasized on the creative freedom the medium (digital media) is allowing.

Asked about how 'non-censorship' is giving creativity an extra advantage to experiment with, as opposed to television and films, Oberoi said, "Well, thank god there is no censorship on the digital platform because it is such an outdated concept. Censorship in the true sense is supposed to be a guideline to rate the content as an adult watch or universal watch. But it has gone all wrong."

The actor added that there are ways to object content one does not want to be seen, "See, even I have children who are also accessing entertainment content from the same device. As a father, even I do not want them to watch some adult content, violence etc, but there are ways to block certain content."