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Vidya Balan Is Glad That There Are More Like-Minded People In The CBFC Now

After the recent departure of Pahlaj Nihalani from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Vidya Balan, who was recently recruited into the board, says she’s glad with the addition of more “like-minded people”.


Speaking to The Press Trust of India, at an event, she said, “I thought if I don’t say yes to this, I’d lose the right to criticise any decision ever taken by the CBFC. I thought I was ready to take the responsibility. I don’t want to say anything about what our approach is going to be or what our decisions are going to be based on. But we had a meeting recently and I felt good that all like-minded people are on the board.”

Other members of the board include Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Vivek Agnihotri, Waman Kendre, TS Nagabharana, Ramesh Patange, Vani Tripati Tikoo, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Mihir Bhuta. 


Speaking at the same event, filmmaker and music director Vishal Bharadwaj said that he’s glad that Vidya is a member now. “It feels good that Vidya is there in the committee and a person who is a poet is heading the CBFC. I hope he remains poetic in his procedures also. I am hopeful. Prasoon is a friend, I really love his work,” he said.

The actress will next be seen as a radio show host with a seductive voice in Tumhari Sulu. Directed by Suresh Triveni, the film also stars RJ Malishka, Manav Kaul and Neha Dhupia. The film is slated to hit the theaters on December 1.