In a heartening move, CBFC has appointed Bollywood female actor Vidya Balan as its member.

“I am very happy to join the CBFC and I hope to fulfill my responsibilities as a member to the best of my abilities,” she tweeted. She added that she is really excited about Cinema’s new phase.

“I look forward to this new and exciting phase where our cinema will be allowed to reflect the sensibilities, realities and complexities of the society we are living in today,” she further tweeted.

Other members joining CBFC

A National Award Winning actress, she is joined by 12 other members that include Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Vivek Agnihotri, Waman Kendre, T.S. Nagabharana, Ramesh Patange, Vani Tripati Tikoo, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Mihir Bhuta.

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CBFC also sacked Pahlaj Nihalani and appointed writer Prasoon Joshi as its new chairman. Both Prasoon Joshi and the 13 other members were chosen on the same day.

“I am very happy to join the CBFC and I hope to fulfill my responsibilities as a member to the best of my abilities,” – Vidya

Pahlaj Nihalani was appointed as the CBFC chief in 2015 but his stint was replete with controversies.

Lipstick Under My Burkha and Jab Harry Met Sejal are among the recent films to face moral policing and multiple cuts.

According to a PIB statement,  the CBFC has been reconstituted for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

“I look forward to this new and exciting phase where our cinema will be allowed to reflect the sensibilities, realities and complexities of the society we are living in today”- Vidya

Vidya’s stint in Bollywood

The prolific female actor made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta. She rose to fame with commercially successful films like Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Guru, Heyy Babyy, Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture, Kahaani and Kahaani 2 among others.

She has also worked on small screen in a TV serial Hum Paanch.

It will be interesting to note the kind of changes this versatile actress brings about by showcasing the realities of society.

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