Corruption Allegations On CBFC: Film Mark Antony star Vishal has accused the Hindi Censor Board of taking a bribe of Rs 6.5 lakh. He said that he had never seen such a situation in his entire film career.
Mumbai: Kollywood star Vishal, who is known for his powerful action, is in the headlines these days for his film Mark Antony. He has made shocking allegations against the film certification body, claiming that he has been scammed. The actor alleges that although the film saw a pan-India release in the North, he had to shell out Rs 6.5 Lakhs to the CBFC officials, in order to get the certification.
Actor’s film has received great reviews from the critics. Seeing the good performance, the makers wanted to release this film in Hindi, so the film has also been released in Hindi on 28th September, but before releasing it in Hindi, this film had to make a lot of money. Just hours after the release of the film, Tamil star Vishal has made a sensational revelation and made serious allegations of taking bribe on the Mumbai-based Hindi Censor Board.
Tamil star Vishal goes on social media and revealed that his film’s team had to pay Rs 6.5 lakh for the Hindi version of Mark Antony, with two transactions: Rs 3 lakh for screening and Rs 3.5 lakh for the certificate. He appealed to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the matter. He also named the mediator between his film’s team and the CBFC officials.
While sharing this video, he shared a long post. He wrote in the caption of this video, ‘It is okay to show corruption in films. But not in real life, it is not digested. Especially in the offices of the Government of India and the worst condition is that of CBFC of Mumbai. I had to pay Rs 6.5 to get the Hindi version of my movie Mark Antony released. Through 2 transactions, 3 lakh for screening and 3.5 lakh for certificate. I have never seen such a situation in my film career.
The accusation of star against Censor Board have created an uproar on social media. If films like ‘Mark Antony’ spend Rs 6.5 lakh for a censor certificate, concerns have increased over the future of major Indian productions. The film Mark Antony is a science fiction action-comedy film that was released on September 15. The film has received mixed positive reviews from the audiences. Vishal and S. J. Suryah play dual role in Adhik Ravichandran’s science fiction action comedy film, which also features Ritu Varma, Sunil, Selvaraghavan, and Abhinaya.