Film censorship is necessary because most of us are not adult enough, Czech film director Jiri Menzel said Thursday.
Menzel was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 44th International Film Festival of India in Panaji, a day after he was conferred a lifetime achievement award during the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
"Censoring of films is necessary because most of us are not adult enough," he said.
Menzel, whose comedy film "Don Juans" was the inaugural film of the festival, also said that he had been in the film industry right from the days of silent cinema, but added that he was comfortable with the changing modes of technology.
"When I started off movies were silent and you had to use a crank to start a camera. I am happy in my life that I could follow all developments in the film industry," Menzel said.