Leela Samson is wrong: Anupam Kher on censor board chief's resignation

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2015 14:42 IST

Veteran Bollywood actor and former censor board chairman Anupam Kher criticised CBFC (Censor Board of Film Certification) chairman Leela Samson for resigning from her post.

Samson, who headed the statutory body under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, resigned amid controversy surrounding the clearance of controversial film Messenger of God featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

"I think Leela Samson is wrong technically... I think she finished her term long time back and if I remember Mr Prakash Javadekar had asked her to continue. If she was feeling that there was something wrong she should have raised the question that time," Kher, 59, said.

In 2004 the UPA government had dismissed the then Censor Board headed by Kher merely on the ground that he was appointed by the earlier government. Kher said that he feels Samson is trying to politicise the issue unnecessarily. "I have nothing against her, I have never met her but on the basis of technicalities I think she is misinformed or she wants to make a political issue out of it," he added.

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