Ace filmmaker Goutam Ghosh, a member of the Shyam Benegal-led censor board revamp committee, said the panel has submitted recommendations to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding censorship in films. “Let’s see how they (the ministry) act on it,” Ghosh told PTI on the sidelines of ‘Bharat Nirman Awards’ here last night.The Benegal panel, in its first report submitted on April 26, had urged the
government to lay down a “holistic framework for certification of films.”
Asked to comment on the Bombay High Court bench observations about the Udta Punjab controversy, describing censor board as a body meant to certify films and not censor them, Ghosh said, “There need not be censorship in films, but there can be certifications in other ways.
“What I mean will be clear if our recommendations are acted upon. The process, I understand, has already begun. I will not say anything beyond that now.”
Other members of the committee include actor Kamal Haasan, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, ad-man Piyush Pandey, film critic Bhawana Somaaya and NFDC Managing Director Nina Lath Gupta.