No DVD submission for censor certification of films: CBFC



After the online leak of ‘censor copies’ of recent films like ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Great Grand Masti’ before their official release, the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) has taken a decision to ban submission of DVD format of movies for censor certification.

As per reports, CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani has now passed an order for submission of movies on the DCP (digital cinema projection) format.

“We had many complaints about DVD prints marked ‘Censor Copy’ being leaked online. Firstly, the censor copy was made by the producers, not us. So, the leak could be sourced to any place from the point where the producers make copies. But we have stopped that procedure. We now watch films on the digital format. So there is no censor copy made for us,” he said.

Nihalani further informs that “the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal, known as the Tribunal, still requires a DVD copy.