Kamal Haasan & Gautam Ghosh included in Shyam Benegal Committee on functioning of CBFC

They were included in the Committee to take a revamp at the functioning controversy-ridden Central Board of Film Certification by having a holistic interpretation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

Created On: Jan 15, 2016 15:11 ISTModified On: Jan 15, 2016 18:20 IST

Eminent film personalities Kamal Hassan and Gautam Ghosh were on 14 January 2016 included in the Shyam Benegal Committee on functioning of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The inclusion was done to give representation to more regions of the country and on the recommendation of the existing four members committee.

Earlier, on 1 January 2016, the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry set up the panel under the chairmanship of Shyam Benegal to review the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and recommend measures for the smooth run of CBFC.

The Other four members who are already in the Committee

• Shyam Benegal-Chairman

• Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra,

• Piyush Pandey 

• Bhawana Somayaa

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