ASSOCHAM, film bodies raise concerns on Cinematograph Amendment Bill
- The Cinematograph Act, 1952, provides for the certification of films under three categories ‘unrestricted public exhibition,’ subject to parental guidance and the adult film category
New Delhi: The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India and film bodies such as Producers Guild of India and Indian Film and Television Producers' Council have written to the government on what they deem problematic aspects of the proposed Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The proposals may have an adverse impact on the ability to reach content to a wider audience, including on television which requires airing of films certified for unrestricted public exhibition. The new mandatory sub-classifications may hamper this and therefore film industry bodies have pointed out in written statements calling the restrictions arbitrary and unreasonable.
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