Riteish Deshmukh: If I can elect a leader at 18 then why not watch an adult film
September 13, 2013 05:23:41 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
As expected, morale brigade was out with daggers and attacking GRAND MASTI on grounds of obscenity, owing to its double meaning dialogues and sexual connotations. While Punjab and Haryana High court had earlier stayed the release of GRAND MASTI in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh after hearing a petition, the makers heaved a sigh of relief once the road was cleared for a comfortable release of the film today.
Meanwhile Riteish Deshmukh, one of the three main leads in the film, is maintaining a balanced approach.
"See, ours is a great democratic country and if there are some who think that what plays in GRAND MASTI is not correct then we must respect their opinion. However, it is the question of perspective. If someone says that kuch galat ho raha hai then I will hear him out. My eventual take on that would be simple though which is that if I have made a film for audience who are over 18 years old, I should be free to screen it for them," says Riteish.
He adds, "At 18, I am allowed to drive and also decide that who will lead the country. If my judgment is believed there then same holds good for a movie also ki aap dekhna chahte hain ki nahi. Aakhir ap khud zimmedaar ho aur apna decision le sakte ho. You know that GRAND MASTI is made in jest and fun and it should be seen in that light."
"Overall I feel that we should have respect for the Censor board. What they didn't like, they have cut it already. Let's not challenge that now," Riteish has the final word here.