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Leslee Udwin's documenatry does not defame India: Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar joined Anushka Sharma on Tuesday night, seeking lifting of the ban on Leslee Udwin's documentary on the December 16 gangrape. The Bollywood actor-filmmaker said the Udwin has focused on the aftermath of the incident.

bollywood Updated: Mar 11, 2015 15:14 IST
Farhan-Akhtar-HT-photo
Farhan-Akhtar-HT-photo

Farhan Akhtar joined Anushka Sharma on Tuesday night, seeking lifting of the ban on Leslee Udwin's documentary on the December 16 gangrape. The Bollywood actor-filmmaker said the Udwin has focused on the aftermath of the incident.



After watching India's Daughter at the US premiere on Tuesday, along with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto, the 41-year-old actor, said the documentary 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. 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 tweeted.