Vishal Bhardwaj requests CBFC to seek out options after Defence Ministry’s letter to censor board on Army content material


Mumbai, August 1

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Saturday requested the Central Board of Film Certification to debate doable pointers with filmmakers after the Defence Ministry took robust objection to the depiction of armed forces personnel in some internet exhibits.

The Defence Ministry wrote to the CBFC urging that manufacturing homes could also be suggested to acquire a no objection certificates from them earlier than telecasting any movie, documentary or internet sequence on Army theme.

The Defence Ministry had written to the CBFC after it obtained complaints in regards to the portrayal of the Indian Army personnel and the army uniform in an “insulting manner”.

Bhardwaj tagged CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi, and Prakash Javdekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister in his tweet, urging them to provoke a dialogue.

“Requesting @prasoonjoshi_ , #CBFC, @MIB_India, @PrakashJavdekar to discuss with us filmmakers and find solutions such as Guidelines/SOPs, other than the current requirement of NOC from the @DefenceMinIndia @rajnathsingh.”

The filmmaker, whose acclaimed 2014 crime-drama “Haider” was set amidst the insurgency-hit Kashmir of 1995, mentioned even the present course of was hindered by “corrupt practices”.

“As it is, there are so many NOCs that filmmakers have to obtain from various departments. No matter how easy the processes are assured to be, it just leads to more complications and general corrupt practices,” Bhardwaj mentioned, tagging the Producer’s Guild of India.

In the letter to the CBFC, the Ministry had mentioned it had been dropped at its discover that some manufacturing homes making movies on Army theme, had been utilizing contents which had been distorting the picture of the Indian Army, in line with sources. PTI



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