Film censor mechanism to be revamped after detailed study: Venkiah Naidu

17 July, Chennai

Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Venkiah Naidu has said, the film censor mechanism will be revamped after a detailed study to address the concerns of the film industry.

Addressing the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce representatives in Chennai, he asked for self-censorship by the film makers while exercising freedom of expression, keeping in mind the overall interests of the nation.

Venkiah Nadu expressed concerns at the growing trend of promoting negativity in cinema though it remains a powerful persuasive medium.

Family values are the strength for India which should be upheld by cinema, he insisted.

Observing that piracy deprives film industry of thousands of crores of rupees, the Minister promised that the issue would be studied in detail to check the menace. Responding to the remarks of the Chamber representatives that the fruits of granting industry status by the previous NDA Government to the film sector is not being realized, the minister said the matter would be discussed with the Finance Ministry on how to help the sector further.

Venkiah Naidu expressed hope that the GST Bill will be passed in the forthcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament that would be helpful for the cinema industry and the whole nation.

He said India remains a global bright spot in the gloomy international economic scenario and there is no trust deficit in India now.

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