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Defence Ministry Writes To CBFC, Makes It Mandatory For Production Houses To Seek NOC Before Showcasing Army Themed Content (View Letter)

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After the whole controversy surrounding Ekta Kapoor’s digital medium ALTBalaji showcasing the Army uniform in a distasteful light and two complaints being lodged against Ekta, the case has now reached a logical end with the Defence Ministry writing to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), urging production houses (Film, TV and Web) to get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the ministry before including any Military content or showcasing military personnel in their web, film or television projects, a letter from the ministry 0on July 27, revealed. XXX: Uncensored Season 2: Ex-Army Personnel Lodges Police Complaint Against Ekta Kapoor Over Her ALT Balaji Series Alleging Disrespect Towards Indian Army

A senior government official was quoted in Mumbai Mirror as saying that the decision was taken after shows like XXX Uncensored Season 2 and Code M were telecast. “In some of the web series like Code M on Zee5 and XXX Uncensored (Season 2) on ALT Balaji, the scenes related to the army are far from reality and present a distorted image of the Armed Forces.” Bigg Boss 13’s Hindustani Bhau Files a Police Complaint Against Ekta Kapoor For Allegedly Defaming Army Uniform In ALTBalaji’s XXX Uncensored Season 2 (View Tweet).

Check Out The Copy Of The Letter Below:

Defence Ministry Letter To CBFC

The Defence Ministry has now formally written to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) urging that production houses may be advised to obtain a NOC from it before the telecast of any film, documentary or web series on Army theme in the public domain, the sources said. They added that the communication has also been sent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for consideration.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 01, 2020 03:14 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Indian 2: Kamal Haasan, Shankar Give 1 Crore Each to Families of Crew Members Who Tragically Died in the Crane Accident On Set

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In an unfortunate incident, an accident claimed the lives of three technicians on the set of director Shankar’s Indian 2 in February. The unfortunate incident left everyone saddened and the film’s lead star Kamal Haasan as well as the film’s production house condoled the incident and had promised financial aid for the families of those injured and died due to the accident. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The film’s director, actor and producer came forward to 1 cr each to the families of four who lost their lives in the crane accident. Indian 2 Shooting Accident: 3 Die After Crane Crashes At Movie Sets; Kamal Hassan Escapes Unhurt.

For the uninitiated, the deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and also Chandran from the catering team. The freak accident happened as a crane with heavy-duty light came crashing down. Haasan was captured along with director Shankar and Lyca Productions’ heads as they recently handed over financial aid to the families of the deceased.

Kamal Haasan, Shankar Provide Financial Aid to Families of Deceased in the Crane Accident:

Taking to Twitter after the news of the accident was reported on February 26, director Shankar had tweeted saying, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker,I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”Indian 2 Crane Accident: Fans Of Kamal Haasan Are Heartbroken After 3 Technicians Die On The Set – Read Tweets.

Reacting to the accident in February, Haasan had spoken about the compensation being a means to help the families monetarily and could in no way recover the loss that they had incurred. He was quoted saying, “This is not a compensation for what we have lost, its just a first-aid for the families. The permanent solution is to prevent such accidents.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 06, 2020 07:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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