Ram Gopal Varma criticises ban on Porn in India


Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has likened the inaccessibility of porn sites over various internet service providers in the country to what “Talibian and ISIS are doing to freedom.”

Reportedly, Internet service providers (ISPs) have been asked to block more than 800 pornographic websites following Supreme Court derictives. Internet users were shocked to see blank pages instead of porn sites on Sunday morning.

Criticising the move, the ‘Satya’ director in a series of tweets said, ““To deprive consenting adults of the harmless fun they are having of watching porn is equivalent of what Taliban and Isis is doing to freedom.”

He wrote, “Government should work on finding ways to steer the content not to go in wrong directions rather than to block it. To ban porn saying it will be seen by who shouldn't see it is like saying to stop traffic because there will be accidents.”

“Considering the sheer popularity of Porn whichever government owns up to banning it, is sure to be wiped out of existence in next election,” RGV further said.

Other Bollywood personalities also expressed their opinions on the micro-blogging site.

Actor-producer Uday Chopra wrote, “So India bans porn. Will this decision lower the cases of sexual violence or increase it. I wonder," he posted.

Filmmaker Milap Zaveri tweeted,“Huh Porn is banned??? Hmmm not the sites I know about!”

Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani wrote “I wouldn't be surprised. Ironically, banned by the same party whose MPs were caught watching porn in parliament.”