After Tamil actor Vishal alleged corruption in Central Board of Movie Certification (CBFC), Centre has stepped in steadfastly and ordered an inquiry at its Mumbai workplace on Thursday.
Vishal had alleged that he needed to pay cash to obtain a certificates for the Hindi launch of his film Mark Antony.
Taking to X (previously Twitter), Vishal mentioned that he needed to pay Rs 6.5 lakh for the screening and certification of Mark Antony.
“Needed to pay 6.5 lacs for my movie #MarkAntonyHindi model. 2 transactions. 3 Lakhs for screening and three.5 Lakhs for certificates. By no means confronted this case ever in my profession,” he wrote on X.
Quickly after his video surfaced, Info and Broadcasting ministry ordered a probe into the matter. “A senior officer from the Ministry of Info & Broadcasting has been deputed to Mumbai to conduct an inquiry at this time itself,” the I&B ministry tweeted on Friday.
The Ministry additionally sought public’s cooperation and urged individuals to share any info of harassment by CBFC.
Vishal’s sci-fi movie Mark Antony, directed by Adhik Ravichandran, was launched in Hindi on Thursday. The film additionally options S. J. Suryah, Ritu Varma, Sunil, Selvaraghavan and Abhinaya.
In Vishal’s submit, he appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to research the “rip-off” centering the CBFC’s Mumbai workplace.
The actor additionally mentioned that he was informed by a employees on the workplace that it was a typical observe on the CBFC.
“That is very saddening…If that is so in authorities workplaces, I actually request increased authorities to look into this matter,” mentioned the actor.