The panel was tasked with rethinking the “censorship process.” It signalled the government’s willingness that the process of censorship needed to be rethought.
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The committee had been set up on January 1 to address a growing disquiet that CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani had overstepped his brief, censoring films instead of certifying them, in order to make them toe the line of “Indian culture”.
The panel also includes actor Kamal Hassan, filmmaker Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Piyush Pandey, Goutam Ghose, Bhawana Somaaya and senior officials of the I&B ministry.
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As per this section, a film shall not be certified if the competent authority feels that it or a part of it is against the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or involves defamation or contempt of court or is likely to incite the commission of any offence.