Mumbai, Oct 11: Soon, viewers would be able to watch adult films on their TV set as producers have been allowed to modify 'A' rated Films to 'UA'. Reportedly the Central Board Of Film Certification(CBFC) has lifted a 10-month ban and has decided to let producers voluntarily cut their films to make it suitable for family viewing.
Citing lack of rules, the CBFC had stopped the practice of modifying A certificate films for TV in January this year. Since then, the broadcasters and producers have been demanding to lift the ban.
When asked about the move, CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani was quoted saying, "As we all know, all Adult films have to be re-certified before telecast. However producers complained about a delay in the re-certification process as the CBFC often found the material unpalatable for family viewing on the home medium. Now we'll allow producers to make the cuts that would make their 'A' films eligible for a 'UA' certificate and bring their films to us."
Explaining why producers were not allowed to make cut till now, he further said, "We stopped the practice after the C&AG audit report hinting at corruption in the certification process. So now we have asked the producers to cut out what they consider objectionable themselves. We will only look at the film once more to ensure that it is fit for viewing on TV".
Reportedly, till producers or broadcasters doesn't get U/A (parental guidance advised) certificate for satellite TV and U (fit for universal screening) certificate for Doordarshan, they are not allowed to show its content on the television set.