1,325 films certified in 2008: AMPTPP

MUMBAI: A total of 1,325 films were certified in the one-year period ending 31 December 2008, reveals Association of Motion Pictures & TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP).

Of the total films certified, 248 were in Hindi, 175 in Tamil, 286 in Telugu, 88 in Malayalam, 162 in Kannada, 66 in Bengali, 49 in Gujarati, 116 in Marathi, 10 in English, 20 in Oriya, 5 in Assamese, 3 in Konkani, 4 in Rajasthani, 68 in Bhojpuri, 11 in Punjabi, 2 in Lambani and 1 each in Chattisgarhi, Kortha, Santhali, Avadhi, Uttaranchali, Kumaoni, Korborok and Kodava.

Meanwhile, the AMPTPP is holding its annual general meeting on 24 September to elect eight members to the Governing Council.

The members who will retire include Subhash Ghai, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Bharat Shah, Gordhan Tanwani, Karan Johar, Manish Goswami, Afzal Khan and Smriti Irani. These members who comprise one third of the Governing Council retire as they have been longest in office than other members in the Council.

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