Priyanka Chopra, National Award winning actress, on Friday supported Anurag Kashyap‘s Udta Punjab and said creativity should not be curbed in democracy.

I don’t think creativity should be stopped and controlled in a democracy. It is either in scenes or title of the film. It is something that should be set free. Our forefathers achieved freedom of speech and expression after a long struggle.

Priyanka Chopra at press meet for winning Padma Awards on 12th April 2016

When asked about the controversy over Hindi film Udta Punjab, she said that the censor board is a certification body and not censor.

In democracy, you cannot dictate what one should eat or watch a movie on a social issue.

Priyanka was here for promotion and screening of Bhojpuri film Bum Bum Bol Raha Hai Kashi, produced by her.