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16/03/2015 12:05 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

6 Quotes From Anushka Sharma About Censorship That Make A Lot Of Sense

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 10: Indian Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma during an exclusive interview for her upcoming movie NH10 at HT Media Office on March 10, 2015 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Anushka Sharma must have had a great weekend, what with her new film NH10 opening to rave reviews and her performance being appreciated universally. It looks like the film is on its way to being a hit; its opening day collections have surpassed those of similar actress-centric films such as Kahaani (2012) and Queen (2014).

Prior to the film's release, however, Sharma was reportedly having a tough time. Numerous reports spoke about the number of cuts that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was looking to impose upon the movie (it eventually got 9 and an 'A' certificate). An internal dispute about the cuts in the film now threatens to tear apart the body, as evidenced by this leaked email.

Adding to the inner turmoil of the CBFC, perhaps, is the fact that Sharma, who is also one of the producers of NH10 , has been very vocal about how she feels about censorship. Below are five occasions in which she spoke out with a kind of conviction and honesty that is, frankly, refreshing in an industry that tends to stay on the right (read: wrong) side of the politically correct line.