Condemning the allegations made by Tamil Nadu’s Advocate General in connection with the certification of Kamal Haasan’s film Vishwaroopam, the Central Board of Film Certification today demanded an apology from him.

In a statement issued here, CBFC, Mumbai, under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, has issued a press statement saying that every action taken/ procedure followed by it for Vishwaroopam or any other film has been done in accordance with the Act and Rules framed by the Parliament.

CBFC has asked Tamil Nadu Advocate-General Navaneetha Krishnan and advocate Sankarasubu to issue an apology for the statements made by them in this regard.

“The CBFC has been functioning since 1951 and there are judicial precedents upholding the legality of the certification process,” the statement said.

In view of the above, the statement of Advocate-General Navaneetha Krishnan calling the certification process a ‘scam’ is baseless, it said.

The statement of Advocate Sankarasubu calling the Board members ‘purchasable commodities’ is utterly reprehensible and grossly defamatory, it said.

(This article was published on February 3, 2013)
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