Censor Board terms Tamilnadu Advocate General’s allegation as irresponsible.
P R E S S S T A T E M E N T
“The Central Board of Film Certification would like to put it on record for all concerned that every action taken/procedure followed by CBFC for certifying Vishwaroopam or any other film has been done in accordance with the Act and Rules framed by the Parliament. The CBFC has been functioning since 1951 and there are judicial precedents upholding the legality of the certification process.
In view of the above, the statement of Advocate General Shri Navaneetha Krishnan calling the certification process ‘a scam’ is baseless and irresponsible. The statement of Advocate Shri Sankarasubu calling the Board members ‘purchasable commodities’ is utterly reprehensible and grossly defamatory.
The CBFC calls upon the Advocate General and Advocate Shri Sankarasubu to issue an apology for the statements made by them.”