Speaking about showing her middle finger in her upcoming film Players, Sonam Kapoor told PTI, “I don't believe in censorship so whether they like it or not, I really don't care about it. I just want people to come and see my film. Showing a middle finger is a part of today's youth."
Sonam Kapoor added, “I think it is part of our language...it is part of your lingo. We abuse when we have a normal conversation with our friends. I don't believe anything should be censored it is crazy, especially when it comes to art, films...especially when you live in India where freedom of speech and expression is our basic right."
To clear her point, Sonam Kapoor said that worse things are available on the internet. We must hence apply censorship on them too.
Initially, the Censor board had given a green signal to the act, but later on, they decided to censor it.
"I think it is double standards and being hypocritical. Its like oh my god she did this. I am just saying it is a normal thing, when I started doing it I never thought of it. When guys would bother me while I was in college, I used to flip my finger. I think it is like a normal lingo," the 26-year-old said.
Sonam plays an outspoken, blunt hacker in the Abbas-Mustan action-thriller, a remake of Hollywood film, The Italian Job. The film also stars, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Omi Vaidya, and releases on January 6, 2012.