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Supreme Court says can’t put curbs on freedom of speech of filmmakers, writers

Rejecting a petition seeking to block the release of film An Insignificant Man based on Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.Supreme Court said that Filmmakers and writers should be allowed to enjoy freedom of speech and expression and there can’t be restrictions put on this,  SC stressed all creative people have the right to enjoy their works in production of films and dramas.

The court’s observation comes amidst countrywide protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest film, Padmavati, for allegedly distorting the depiction of its main character.

Rejecting the petition against Kejriwal’s film, which will be released on November 17, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud said: “Courts should be extremely slow in passing restrain order” as there can’t be curbs on the freedom of speech and expression.

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