I & B Minister Invites Film Producers For Censor Summit Today In Mumbai

It promises to be the mother of all censorship meetings. On Tuesday evening at the Oberoi Trident Towers in Mumbai , Rajyavardhan Rathore has invited film producers from all across India for a conference on the proposed amendment in the censor certification guidelines.

Says a source, “Mr Rathore has  invited producers  from every state, from Bengal to Karnataka,and from Mumbai to   Chennai to discuss the finer points in the reports on censorship amendments suggested by the Shyam Benegal committee and Justice Mudgal’s report. Every opinion would be  given equal weightage. The idea is to take into confidence the requirements of every region before changes are brought into censorship rules.”

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The  source promises an early and radical change in censorship rules.

“We may soon have entirely  new censorship guidelines or for all we know the Censor Board Of Film Certification(CBFC) as we  know it may cease to exist.It will all depend on what producers feel about censorship rules,” says a source close to the I & B  ministry.


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