A new film based on Sir Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children may not be released in India.
Director Deepa Mehta said that the film, based in India, has yet to find a distributor in the country.
She said it would be "a pity if insecure politicians deprive the people of India the chance to make up their own minds about what the film means".
The film was shown at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada on Sunday.
The author's 1988 book The Satanic Verses remains banned in India.
In January he withdrew from the Jaipur Literature Festival after reports of a death threat.