Certification— unrestricted public exhibition (U), parental guidance for children below age 12 (U/A), adult (A), or viewing by specialised groups (S) — is decided by the Regional Officer based on reports by Examining Committee members in unanimity or majority.
Nihalani contended that as per the prevailing system, after the screening of a film, if any portion is found objectionable, the producer is given all opportunities to put forth his case and justify the scene and/or dialogue.
CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi said that he hopes to make a positive difference with the guidance and support of respected minds. Members of the reconstituted Censor Board also include Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri and Gautami Tadimalla among others.
A documentary on Amartya Sen called The Argumentative Indian by award winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh has been ordered to mute several words like cow, Gujarat, Hindu India and Hindutva by Central Board of Film Certification led by Pahlaj Nihalani who wants Ghosh to calm down.
Madhur Bhandarkar directorial Indu Sarkar aims to tell the story of the infamous Emergency period. It stars Pink actor Kirti Kulhari in the lead role, while Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher play the supporting roles. It has drawn controversy after Congress asked it to be screened before them.
Mumbai, Jan 09 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Saturday said that the government does not want to get into the nitty-gritty of what people must view or not view, as that is the job of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).He further said that the newly constructed committee of CBFC will work upon the suggestions of the members and a reformed report will be presented in two months.