New framework to rate films to be discussed in monsoon session

Chennai: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will try to get its new framework for rating films passed in the coming Parliament session, CBFC Chairperson Leela Samson said here today.

The suggested framework will be discussed in the monsoon session of Parliament.

Talking to PTI on the sidelines of a function here, Samson said "I will try my best (to pass them)."

The Board has come up with a set of suggestions including a new framework for rating films, a shift from the earlier system of rating with just four certifications -- U (Universal), U/A (Parental Guidance), A (Adult) and S (Special).

"We will have a discussion with the stake holders from the film industry and then act on it. We are a mature society and a new frame work of rating films is the mature thing to do," Samson said.

About the recent trend in the films released recently, she said, "South Indian films have a lot of violence in them."

"We need to update (the Censorship Act) at least once in ten years," she said. The last time the Act was amended was in 2002.


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