Amol Palekar moves SC seeking relaxation in censorship of films; Court asks CBFC to respond

FP Staff

Apr 17, 2017 11:56:20 IST

As far as Amol Palekar is concerned, in a world of social media and internet, the way that the I&B ministry deals with pre-censorship of Indian films needs a complete revamp.

Amol Palekar in the CNN IBN discussion.

Amol Palekar. News 18 image. 

According to TV reports, the veteran actor has filed a PIL with the Supreme Court, questioning censorship practices and suggesting suitable guidelines for pre-censorship of films.

A notice has now been issued to the I&B ministry and the censor board, based on the PIL, in order to relax the pre-censorship seen on Indian films.

Palekar told NDTV, "I've come to court seeking a complete revamp of the censor board and the cinematographer's act."

The Supreme court has now issued a notice the censor board asking them to file a reply to Palekar's plea.

The Mumbai-based actor has been away from the silver screen for quite sometime, and is known for portraying the middle-class Indian in a string of films such as Rajnigandha, Ek Chhoti Si Baat, Chitchor, Gol Maal and Gharaunda in the 1970s. He also directed National Award-winning films like Dhyaas Parva and Quest. He was appointed the chairman of India's Oscar Jury in 2015.

He was recently in the news for his documentary Bhinna Shadja, on late singer Kishori Amonkar, when she passed away earlier this month.

Updated Date: Apr 17, 2017 11:56:20 IST