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After actor Vishal accused the censor board of corruption, the government reacted

In response to Vishal’s allegations of corruption against the censor board, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has released a formal statement. On September 28, the actor-producer uploaded a video with the same subject.

Vishal, a Tamil actor and producer, claims that the Central Bureau of Film Certification (CBFC) office in Mumbai demanded a payment of Rs 6.5 lakh in exchange for the Hindi censor rights to his most recent film, “Mark Antony.” He requested assistance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde of Maharashtra in his video letter. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has officially addressed Vishal’s accusations of corruption by posting a formal response on X (formerly Twitter).

Notice from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Mumbai’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has made a formal statement in response to Vishal’s accusations of corruption against the Central Bureau of Film Certification (CBFC). The message stated that an investigation will be conducted today, September 29, and that “strictest action will be taken against anyone found involved.”

“The issue of corruption in CBFC brought forth by actor @VishalKOfficial is extremely unfortunate,” the message reads. The government has no tolerance for corruption, and anybody proven to be complicit will face the harshest sanctions. The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has sent a top officer to Mumbai to start an investigation right away (sic).”

“We ask everyone to cooperate with the Ministry by providing information about any other instances of harassment by CBFC at jsfilms.inb@nic.in @producers_guild @motionpictures (sic),” the statement said.

WHAT SUGGESTIONS DID VISHAL MAKE?

Vishal and SJ Suryah’s recently released Tamil movie “Mark Antony” is getting a lot of attention. Both moviegoers and reviewers gave the movie favorable reviews, and it is still doing well at the box office. Because of the movie’s popularity, the creators were thinking of making a Hindi-dubbed version.

In a recent video, actor-producer Vishal then made the startling allegation that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Mumbai demanded a payment of Rs 6.5 lakh for the Hindi version of the movie.

He took to X and wrote a statement and sent a video clip outlining the problem. The following is an extract from the note: “#Corruption being depicted on the big screen is fine. But in actuality, no. I cannot digest. more so in government agencies. And the CBFC Mumbai office is experiencing much worse events. I had to spend 6.5 lacs for the Hindi version of my film, Mark Antony. two exchanges. 3.5 lakhs for the certificate and 3 lakhs for the screening. Never in my profession have I come across this circumstance.

 

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