‘Stop the rot in Indian movies’
Leela Samson, the newly appointed chairwoman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India, has been called upon to act now to help maintain standards of morality in Indian society.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said in a recent statement that “seeing the continuous increase in the vulgarity and violence in Indian films, it appeared that the board of the largest filmmaking country had lost the sense of India’s cultural milieu and was ignoring the directions given in the Cinematograph Act”.
The call comes hard on the heels of an “awakening” movement in India which is seeking to root out corruption in every facet of society in India.
Mr Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism based in the United States, said that they were fully supportive of the artistic freedom and expression and did not want any unnecessary censorship, but were highly concerned about the increasing presence of the immodest, explicit and risquÃ© scenes in the movies which were there simply for “mercantile greed” having nothing to do with cinematic elements.