As the country’s Central Board of Film Certification came under intense scrutiny for invoking archaic rules in cinema, the I & B Ministry formed a committee to revamp the workings of the Censor Board headed by Shyam Benegal.
Now, the Benegal Committee has decided to invite members of the film-going public asking for recommendations on what can be changed within the Censor Board.
This is the first time that the uptight board has opened its doors to the views of the public.
A member close to the development told SpotboyE, “The one common conclusion that has come out from all the meetings thus far is that the current workings of the Board is drastically alien to the changing social times. To solve that, we need the opinion of not only the youth but the entire film-going audience on how the wrong can be corrected.”
The same idea was recently followed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) when it asked users for their word on Facebook’s Free Basics services. The move led to TRAI being flooded by millions of emails that promptly led to the ban of Facebook’s Free Basics services in India, a move in support of net-neutrality.
So, dear reader and fan of all things films, do you get angry when you miss out on a witty one-liner because a word is beeped out? Or do you get frustrated that even as an adult, you aren’t considered mature enough to sit through a lengthy kissing scene? Isn’t it plain horrible that a gangster’s lines being trimmed because it may contain expletives that could, according to the current Censor Board, send you in a moral dilemma?
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