Let’s raise our voice against oppressing freedom of expression: Prakash Raj
Thiruvanathapuram: Popular South-Indian actor Prakash Raj spoke on the creative rights of artists while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala(IFFK) at Nishagandhi Auditorium in Thiruvananthapuram.
The actor vowed for the freedom of speech and expression, and talked about how Kerala stands out in a docile and intolerant society.
“There is an agenda forced on us, and any form of dissent is trying to be silenced,” said Prakash Raj.
“Filmmakers and artists have an obligation towards the society which made them what they are. If the creative people are cowards, the responsibility of producing a society of cowards falls on them,” he added.
“They threaten me, I smile. They silence me, I start singing. When you silence a voice, a louder voice is born”, proclaimed Prakash Raj.
“You are trying to silence voices and instill fear, the next generations would be afraid to even think. That should never happen”, he noted.
He added that oppressing the right to expression is the most dangerous disease.