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Be opinionated, not disgraceful, says Ashutosh Rana

Ashutosh Rana played an honest senior head constable in Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba.

India TV Entertainment Desk Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 06, 2019 10:33 IST
Ashutosh Rana with Ranveer Singh

Ashutosh Rana with Ranveer Singh

Actor-writer Ashutosh Rana, who was recently seen in Simmba opened up on the raging debate over freedom of speech. Rana said people should not express their opinions in a disgraceful manner. The actor was interacting with media after the success of Simmba.

Days after triggering a controversy by speaking about his concerns over his children's safety in India, Shah in a video uploaded by the Amnesty India, alleged that "those who stand against the injustice (in India) are having their voices silenced".

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Asked whether the citizens are struggling to express their opinions on certain issues in today's environment, Ashutosh said: "Freedom and freak out are two different things. I feel there should be freedom of speech and not freak out of speech. In freedom of speech, two persons can have difference of opinions but it is not necessary that we should express our opinions in disgraceful manner."

"I am a strong supporter of freedom of speech and everyone should have complete right to express their opinions but in that course, we should remember that we are not enemies of each other but we just have difference of opinion," he added. Ashutosh, who is known as one of the intellectual actors of Hindi film industry, also said "people who want to have freedom in society should not behave in an unsophisticated manner".

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Rana also said he is happy being part of one of the biggest blockbusters of 2018 (Simmba). In the film, he played the role of an honest senior head constable.

Simmba, directed by Rohit Shetty, is doing quite well at the box office and has managed to collect around Rs 175 crore since its release. Trade experts believe that the Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan starrer action-comedy film can touch Rs 250 crore mark.

(With IANS inputs)

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