EDWIN JOSEPH, 23
Opera Singer and Actor
I was what they called an ‘enthu-cutlet’. I tried to act in every production and sing in every show. From bands and college acapella group to full length production plays, I had to be a part of everything.
Freedom means. A lot of things to a lot of people. At this point in my life, freedom will be having the power to do the kind of work that I want to do without worrying about money or where my rent is coming from.
The art culture in India could use less censorship. Historically speaking, when has censorship ever been the sign of a healthy democracy? Arts need to be able to mirror reality. Are your sensibilities so fragile that they can’t handle a painting or a film?
I wouldn’t truly know what to do with myself if I had complete freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.