But where did that keenness disappear?” he asked. In its first report in April 2016, the committee submitted some recommendations to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding censorship in films. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App 2018-03-08T09:20:43+00:00″>
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Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal headed a committee to take a holistic look at the functioning of the controversy-ridden CBFC. “There were lots of complaints and arbitrary ways in which CBFC was dealing, so that was clearly the purpose of this committee. One wants to know if they are accepting only part of it or the entire (report). Related News
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