“The CBFC has been functioning since 1951 and there are judicial precedents upholding the legality of the certification process,” the statement said. In view of the above, the statement of Mr Krishnan calling the certification process a ‘scam’ is baseless, it said. Also the statement of advocate Sankarasubbu calling the Board members ‘purchasable commodities’ is utterly reprehensible and grossly defamatory, it added.
After the Islamic groups regarding Vishwaroopam, it is now the Censor board to get hurt. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had demanded an apology from Tamil Nadu’s Advocate General for statements made by them in connection with the certification of ‘Vishwaroopam’. CBFC had made it clear that ir followed every procedure for certifying ‘Vishwaroopam’ in accordance with the Act and Rules framed by Parliament. The CBFC calls upon the Advocate General and Advocate Shri Sankarasubu to issue an apology for the statements made by them.