Online certification of films soon: Censor Board Chairman

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016,14:52 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Hyderabad | The Censor Board would soon provide online certification of films, its Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani said on Monday.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) would soon provide online certification to films and also better facilities and online services, an official release quoted Nihalani as saying here.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the new premises of Censor Board at its regional office here in which several personalities from the Telugu film industry were also present.

Chief Executive Officer of CBFC Anurag Srivastav said the expert committee on censor board revamp, headed by eminent director Shyam Benegal, had made some recommendations based on which amendments were proposed to the Cinematography Act.

The CBFC will implement the amended provisions and guidelines, he added.

Certification was given to 1,185 films during 2015-16 and 348 of them were feature films, he said.

South Indian Film Chamber Chairman C Kalyan appealed to Nihalani to prevent piracy of films.