CBFC to refine certification process by taking industry inputs

The CBFC (Central Board Of Film Certification) has now decided to refine the movie certification process by means of facilitating industry interaction. This has been decided at the first board meeting of the newly formed Censor Board, a month after writer-adman Prasoon Joshi came onboard as the new chief of Censor Board.

The meeting which was held on Monday saw the presence of board members namely Gautami Tadimalla, Jeevitha Rajashekar, Mihir Bhuta, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Scott Nongkynrih, Ramesh Patnage, TS Nagabharna, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri and Waman Kendre. The CEO Anurag Shrivastava was also present.

Prasoon Joshi said in a statement: “The purpose is clearly to make things better for all stakeholders where there is mutual respect and collaboration. It was felt that the constant fine-tuning of our sensibilities towards the changing world of cinema is desirable and also that the processes should be further streamlined for the benefit of the industry practitioners. The CBFC also decided that soon they would have an industry interaction to share the refinement of the processes and take industry inputs to make the certification process as smooth as possible.” (Also Read: ‘Damage has been done’, says ‘Sameer’ actor Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub over CBFC)

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced a reconstituted panel for the CBFC on August 11, the same day when Prasoon Joshi took over as the CBFC Chairperson from Pahlaj Nihalani. Actress Vidya Balan who is the newly appointed board member stated that the first meeting is a great step in the right direction “towards understanding our role as the board and determining our approach. It was reassuring to know we are all on the same page,” she said.

Inputs from IANS