In its first report in April 2016, the committee, headed by Shyam Benegal, submitted some recommendations to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding censorship in films. However, the filmmaker says he has not heard back from them.
Shyam Benegal has been conferred with V Shantaram Lifetime achievement award at the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films. The award carries a trophy, a citation and cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
Veteran director Shyam Benegal, who has been put in charge of drafting new guidelines for CBFC, hits out at the government’s failure to act against those threatening and intimidating Padmavati’s director and actors.
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal hopes with Prasoon Joshi's appointment as the new chief of the Central Board of Film Certification, things will improve. Pahlaj Nihalani was on Friday removed from the post of Central Board of Film Certification chairperson.
Aamir Khan on Wednesday at Secret Superstar trailer launch said that he is uncertain if censorship has any space in today's times. He said, "I don't know how relevant is censorship today. Anyway, the job of the CBFC is not to censor but grade the film and certify that which age group can be shown which film."
Actress Divya Dutta, who is noted for playing a variety of roles in various film genres, recently lost her mother. A prayer meet was held for her late mother in Mumbai on Janbuary 13 and it was attended by many celebs from television and film industry.
Mumbai, Jan 09 (ANI): Director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal on Saturday said that the main attempt is to minimize the use of scissors while certifying films, which means the committee, will need to grade films more carefully. He further said that the committee will have to work on the guidelines as India is a complex and diverse society.