Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar watched British documentary film “India’s Daughter” during its U.S. premiere in New York City Mar. 9. (IANS photo)

New York — Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has sought the lifting of the ban on Leslee Udwin’s documentary on the Dec. 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape, saying the British filmmaker has focused on the aftermath of the incident.

The “Rock On!” star watched “India’s Daughter” during its U.S. premiere Mar. 9 along with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep and Indian actress Freida Pinto.

The documentary, says the 41-year-old actor, made him think about the concept of “masculinity.”

“Watched ‘India’s Daughter’ last night at the U.S. premiere in NYC. Raises some serious questions about the concept of masculinity. The filmmaker’s intent is clear. It is not to defame India but use an event that reverberated around the globe as the basis for her study,” he posted on Twitter.

“The director’s focus on the aftermath, i.e. public outrage/protests/amendment of law, speaks volumes of our vibrant democracy. I humbly appeal to the concerned ministry that they lift the ban on this film. Its only effect is that of introspection,” he added.

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