New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has finally withdrawn the controversial list of cuss words after a majority of members voted against the list at a meeting on Friday.
It was in February this year when CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani issued a list of cuss words to all regional officers in the certification body and directed that films with double meaning words, profanities, those glorifying bloodshed or violence against women would not get certification.
The decision did initiate uproar by the film-makers and even the board members against CBFC chairman for his ‘dictatorial approach'.
Reportedly, CBFC board members stated that swear words should be seen in the context of the entire film rather than in an isolated manner and the decision be left to the examining committee.
Although, the CBFC members had protest against the cuss list in March, but despite of their repeated objections, many films like Highway, NH10 and many others suffered cuts because of the list.
However, in a meeting held on Friday, 12 out of 15 members of BCFC, who attended the meeting, stood in favour of withdrawing the list. Reportedly, the members also insisted in recording the minutes of the meeting and circulating it within two weeks so as to make the decision official.
While CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani refused to comment on the issue, he stated that he had been working according to the rules so far and would continue to do so in the future as well.