In a recent development after actor Vishal's shocking allegations against film board, The censor board has now said that it has 'zero tolerance towards corruption'. CBFC assured that strict action will be taken against those found guilty. On the other hand, it also made it clear that any attempt to tarnish its image will not be tolerated.
Mumbai: In a recent development after actor Vishal’s shocking allegations against film board, The censor board has now said that it has ‘zero tolerance towards corruption’. CBFC assured that strict action will be taken against those found guilty. On the other hand, it also made it clear that any attempt to tarnish its image will not be tolerated. Sources said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will launch a probe into alleged corruption in the film certification body.
Yesterday, on Thursday, Tamil actor Vishal alleged that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Mumbai took a bribe of Rs 6.5 lakh for the censor certification of the Hindi version of his film ‘Mark Antony’. CBFC has responded by issuing this press release after ordering an investigation with immediate effect following actor Vishal’s allegations against the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
#Corruption being shown on silver screen is fine. But not in real life. Cant digest. Especially in govt offices. And even worse happening in #CBFC Mumbai office. Had to pay 6.5 lacs for my film #MarkAntonyHindi version. 2 transactions. 3 Lakhs for screening and 3.5 Lakhs for… pic.twitter.com/3pc2RzKF6l
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) September 28, 2023
CBFB appealed that if anyone has faced similar harassment then they should provide information. “We request everyone to cooperate with the Ministry by reporting any further cases of harassment by CBFC to firstname.lastname@example.org,” the message said.
CBFC has zero tolerance towards corruption. On receiving the complaint, strict action will be taken immediately against the person found guilty and the root cause will be found out. Along with this, CBEFB said that attempts to tarnish our image will not be tolerated.
Vishal left everyone shocked recently when he alleged that he was asked to pay a bribe worth Rs 6.5 lakh to get the Hindi version of his latest film Mark Anotny released. In his post on X, he stated that he paid Rs 3 lakh for screening and Rs 3.5 lakh to obtain a U/A certificate through a detailed back transaction.
Later, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting reacted to the Tamil actor’s allegation and shared that a senior officer has been asked to conduct an ‘inquiry today itself’ into the issue. It further ensured that strict action will be taken against those involved in corruption.
“The issue of corruption in CBFC brought forth by actor @VishalKOfficial is extremely unfortunate. The Government has zero tolerance for corruption and strictest action will be taken against anyone found involved. A senior officer from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has been deputed to Mumbai to conduct an inquiry today itself,” the ministry wrote.
Mark Antony’s actor in a post on X this morning thanked the Information and Broadcasting Ministry “for taking immediate steps” in the matter, and said he was hoping for this to be “an example for every government official who intends to or is part of corruption and to take the honest route to serve the nation and not the steps of corruption”.
I sincerely thank @MIB_India for taking immediate steps on this important matter pertaining to corruption issue in #CBFC Mumbai. Thank you very much for the necessary action taken and definitely hoping for this to be an example for every government official who intends to or is…
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) September 30, 2023