News Introduce sub ratings and dont cut the film :Shyam Benegal Panel


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A government-constituted panel headed by filmmaker Shyam Benegal has recommended that the censor board should categorise rather than "use scissors" to cut films while suggesting new categories classifying movies.

"We are recommending that CBFC should not be using scissors on any film. We are suggesting that in addition to different classifications that we have - we should have two categories of U/A, one plus 12 years of age and one plus 15 years of age and two categories of adult, one is normal adult and another adult with caution," Mr Benegal told reporters in Delhi.

The committee constituted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on January 1 to take a relook at the functioning of the controversy-ridden board,

submitted its report to I&B minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday.

Apart from Mr Benegal, the panel includes actor Kamal Hassan, filmmaker Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Piyush Pandey, Goutam Ghose, Bhawana Somaaya and senior officials of the I&B ministry.

Another case when the panel has recommended that the Censor Board can refusecertification is when the "content in a film crosses the ceiling laid down in the highest category of certification".

As per the recommendations, the filmmaker must specify the category of certification being sought and the target audience.

Censor Board Should Not 'Use Scissors' On Any Film: Shyam Benegal Panel


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Nice proposal only time will tell whether these recommendations are accepted or the file will be kept as intake for ants ;)