There were reports about Akshay Kumar’s OMG 2, which is going to be released on August 11, that the censor board has banned it and banned its release, but the censor board does not have the authority to ban a film. can do. This is to say of former chairman Pahlaj Nihalani.
According to former chairman Pahlaj Nihalani, when a producer approaches the censor board to screen a film, the examining committee, which consists of four members, sees the film. There are two women and two men among them. There is no board member in this committee. The committee of four members note down their points reel by reel while watching the film.
If they find anything objectionable or suggest any cuts, then later all the four members show their final report on the film after discussing among themselves. Out of these, the most senior member can take a decision after listening to everyone’s points. All four members then discuss on the basis of their reports and recommend final cuts or any disclaimers in the film. If the four members do not agree on the cuts and which certificate to give, then the chairman decides after watching the film himself as a second viewing.
After this the producer is called for a discussion or show cause notice is given and it is told what changes are to be made in the film. During this, the producer is also given full opportunity that if he has any objection to any cut or disclaimer, then he can keep his point.
If all the four members have objections regarding a scene, but the producer wants to keep it in the film, then they are given a chance to debate on this too. If he convinces the members with his arguments, then all the four members once again discuss whether cuts are to be made or not.
According to Pahlaj Nihalani, if the producer does this then he will not be able to release the film in theatres. The cuts or disclaimers that the Censor Board members propose in the film after watching the film, the producer has to change the film and show it to the revising committee of the Censor Board once again.
This committee looks at the footage of the original film and then looks at the modified footage to see whether the cut that was told in a scene was applied or not, whether any dialogue had to be modified, whether it was done or not. After going through all the changes, the revising committee signs and seals the final film footage. The entire record of the film remains with CBFC. Then after giving the certificate, when the film is handed over to the producer in digital format and during this time there is a single extra frame in the film, it is not allowed to exhibit.
The Censor Board has to pass the film within 64 days, but many times they are passed early considering the release date of the film or any emergency. This right is with the CEO or Regional Officers to tell the members of the Examining Committee and Revising Committee that they have to review which film on priority basis and give it a certificate.
Recently there was news that the board has banned the release of Akshay Kumar’s film OMG 2, which is going to release on August 11, but Pahlaj Nihalani said that the censor board cannot ban any film. He can definitely refuse that he has objections to any scene or dialogue in the film. The revising committee tells the producer what modifications can be made in it.