Saeed Mirza, Raghu Menon appointed CBFC members

MUMBAI: Veteran filmmaker Saeed Mirza and former secretary of the Information and Broadcasting ministry Raghu Menon have been appointed as new members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

With these appointments, the Censor Board now has 20 members along with Leela Samson who heads it as its chairperson.

Mirza is known for memorable films like Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! and Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, apart from helming the popular TV serial Nukkad.

Menon, an IAS officer of 1974 batch, was Information and Broadcasting Secretary from July 2009 and retired in 2011. He is also a member of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) board.

A notification of the new appointments has already been issued by the I & B ministry and some more appointments are expected to be made in the coming days. In the current make up, the Censor Board can at the most have 25 members along with a chairperson.

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