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Govt to amend Cinematograph Act soon: Venkaiah Naidu

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the government is amenable to a majority of Shyam Benegal committee’s recommendations and will amend the Cinematograph Act soon.

The statement, which came after the last leg of consultation with stake-holders on Cinematograph Act in Mumbai, said the government is in agreement with most of the recommendations of the report and all efforts would be made by the ministry to facilitate the amendments.

It added that the amendments would be in tune with technical and other realities of film production and modern times. The Benegal panel was constituted after repeated controversies after the appointment of Pahlaj Nihlani as the CBFC chief by the NDA Government.

The committee submitted its report in April last year to amend certain sections of the 1952 law.

The film industry also brought up the issue of higher GST of 28 per cent for the sector, but Naidu said that the GST Council has taken this decision and assured to present their case before the council.

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