Prasoon Joshi, who is the present appointed Chief of Central Board Of Film Certification, conducted his first meeting to talk about the upcoming censorship in India. Board members including Gautami Tadimalla, Jeevitha Rajashekar, Mihir Bhuta, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Scott Nongkynrih, Ramesh Patnage, TS Nagabharna, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri and Waman Kendre along with the CEO Anurag Shrivastava, attended the meeting.
“It was important to have this meeting as early as possible for the Board members to know each other and exchange valuable ideas. The Board comprises of accomplished people and it was enriching to have meaningful discussions around the functioning of the body. The way forward will draw from the collective wisdom and experience of this group. We got a lot of valuable insights from these interactions and (I) am thankful to all the Board members for being focused with an intricate approach. The purpose is clearly to make things better for all stakeholders where there is mutual respect and collaboration,” Prasoon Joshi said in the meeting.
The Central Board Of Film Certification will be meeting the members of the film industry in order to get their inputs to conduct the smooth functioning of the certification.
Bollywood actress Viday Balan, who is the newly appointed member of CBFC, said, “Our first meeting was a great first step in the right direction towards understanding our role as the board and determining our approach. It was reassuring to know we are all on the same page.”
Prasoon Joshi replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as the new chief of CBFC in August, 2017.