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Venkaiah Naidu to revamp censor board based on Shyam Benegal committee recommendations

Minister of Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday advised the censor board to not rush through decisions and also asked producers “to not do things just for publicity.”

bollywood Updated: Mar 27, 2017 21:11 IST
The Benegal committee had submitted recommendations to the I&B ministry in June, 2016.
The Benegal committee had submitted recommendations to the I&B ministry in June, 2016.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they are seriously considering the recommendations made by Shyam Benegal committee to revamp the guidelines of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Naidu said he has already started consulting with former I&B ministers and will also meet people from the film industry before taking the final decision.

“We want to revamp the CBFC based on the Shyam Benegal and Mudgal Committee recommendations. We have already started the consultation process. I am trying to understand the different elements of the recommendations.

“I will also be meeting people from the film industry and media before taking the final call. We want to revisit the system of CBFC and make improvement according to the reports given,” Naidu said at the launch of online film certification system.

The minister has advised the censor board to not rush through decisions and also asked producers “to not do things just for publicity.”

The Benegal committee had submitted recommendations to the I&B ministry in June, 2016.

Other members of the committee include actor Kamal Haasan, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, ad-man Piyush Pandey, film critic Bhawana Somaaya and NFDC Managing Director Nina Lath Gupta.