Censor Board clarification on film songs and item numbers
The Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC has issued following clarification with regard to certification of dance numbers :
“For the last few weeks there seems to have been an impression in the media, and also within the film industry, that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has adopted a rule to certify all dance numbers with an ‘A’ certificate.
I would like to unambiguously clarify that no such decision has been taken either by the Board or by the I & B Ministry, and nor is such a move being contemplated. The guidelines governing certification of films, trailors, or any part thereof simply state that they will be certified depending on the age-group of audiences that they are suitable for. Hence, dance numbers too will continue to be examined purely on a case-to-case basis to see whether they are suitable for a U, UA, or A certificate.”
– Leela Samson, Chairperson, CBFC, Mumbai