Cinematography Bill to be tabled in Parliament in 2010: Censor Chief

MUMBAI: Censor Board chairperson Sharmila Tagore has said that a draft cinematography bill has been given to the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting for approval.
The bill has the provision that there should be explanation if the film contains explicit language, violence or sex, besides mentioning the certification on the posters.

However, Tagore said that the bill was not likely to be placed in Parliament before next year.

Speaking on the sidelines of the International Film Festival in Goa, Tagore clarified,"Yes, our draft is with the Ministry, we have given the amended draft and it has been with the Ministry for some time.

"They said that it will go to the Parliament in the Winter Session, but hopefully in the next session the draft will be placed in the Parliament."

A six-member committee was formed seven years ago to suggest changes to the Cinematography Act, 1952.

Meanwhile, I&B officials are reportedly meeting in New Delhi on 5 December to discuss matters of piracy, certification and other issues.

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