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Online certification of films soon: CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani

Published: 25th October 2016 04:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2016 06:48 AM   |  A+A-

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CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Censor Board would soon provide online certification of films, its Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani said today. 

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) would soon provide online certification to films and also better facilities and online services, an official release quoted Nihalani as saying here.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the new premises of Censor Board at its regional office here in which several personalities from the Telugu film industry were also present. 

Chief Executive Officer of CBFC Anurag Srivastav said the expert committee on censor board revamp, headed by eminent director Shyam Benegal, had made some recommendations based on which amendments were proposed to the Cinematography Act. 

The CBFC will implement the amended provisions and guidelines, he added. 

Certification was given to 1,185 films during 2015-16 and 348 of them were feature films, he said. 

South Indian Film Chamber Chairman C Kalyan appealed to Nihalani to prevent piracy of films.

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