New Delhi, Nov 20: It seems that film industry is going through a tough time when it comes to the release of the movies. Amid the ongoing turmoil surrounding the Padmavati movie, CBFC (Central Board of Film Certifcation) has re-introduced a rule.
According to this new rule, filmmakers will need to submit their films 68 days in advance if they want a censor certificate on time. This has shocked producers. Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind Padmavati, has now indefinitely postponed the film's release from December 1, in accordance with the rule.
Padmavati has invited the wrath of various political groups, who are saying that the film has distorted history. They even tried appealing to the court, who said that the film's fate lies in the hands of the CBFC. Recently, the CBFC said that the release of Padmavati would be delayed, as the makers had submitted incomplete documents to the censor board, and they could not clear the film till then.
And now, other films such as Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai, which is expected to release on December 22, might also face the same trouble. Now producers are wondering, what has prompted this sudden decision that has not been implemented in the past?
An official from a film studio told DNA, "Nobody is denying that there was always a rule to say that films need to be submitted for certification 68 days in advance. However, there has always been a difference between rule and convention. As far as the industry was concerned, the convention was that normally films go in for certification just about 22 days before the release date."