Questioning the pre-censorship of films, veteran actor Amol Palekar has approached the Supreme court and has sought relaxations in the same.
A petition was filed on behalf of Palekar on Monday regarding this, as per ANI.
Noted actor, filmmaker Amol Palekar moves SC seeking certain relaxations in censorship rules by means of removal of pre-censorship of movies pic.twitter.com/6q6dI9memT— ANI (@ANI_news) April 17, 2017
The ANI report further added that a notice has been issued to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the censor board, based on the PIL, asking both to file a reply on the actor’s plea.
In his petition, Palekar has pointed out that the CBFC does not have any member with a legal background, which leads the board to repeatedly violate filmmakers’ fundamental right to speech and expression.
He has also asked for a complete revamp of the cinematography Act of 1952.
“I have come to the court seeking a complete revamp of the Cinematography Act. Now in the modern world of Internet, social media, the present set has to change,” Palekar told NDTV.