MUMBAI: Well known Tamil actor Vishal was left in shock after what happened at the CBFC office recently. The actor said he was left helpless and was forced to pay a bribe of Rs 6.5 Lakhs before the release of the HIndi version of his Tamil language film Mark Anthony. He narrated his ordeal in a video he shared on social media that has caught the attention of his fans and many others.
Mark Antony released on 15th September and has got a great response. The film’s HIndi version released on 29th September and post that the lead actor Vishal took to his social media page to share a video. In the video he states clearly that this is not a promotional video but about the scam he faced and requests the Prime Minister to take appropriate action. He says, “We applied for a certificate online and we had to come in at the last minute due to some technical issue. But, we were taken aback by what happened at the CBFC office in Mumbai. When my person visited the office, we were given an option to pay the price of ₹6.5 lakh and get the certification the same day. We were left with no option.”
Now, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has now reacted to Vishal’s allegations and tweeted, “The issue of corruption in CBFC brought forth by actor @VishalKOfficial is extremely unfortunate. The Government has zero tolerance for corruption and strictest action will be taken against anyone found involved. A senior officer from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has been deputed to Mumbai to conduct an inquiry today itself.”
The tweet further read, “We request everyone to cooperate with the Ministry, by providing information about any other instance of harassment by CBFC at [email protected].”
The issue of corruption in CBFC brought forth by actor @VishalKOfficial is extremely unfortunate.— Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (@MIB_India) September 29, 2023
The Government has zero tolerance for corruption and strictest action will be taken against anyone found involved. A senior officer from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting…
Vishal shared a video of his ordeal on social media and wrote, “Never faced this situation ever in my career. Had no option but to pay the concerned mediator #Menaga coz too much at stake since movie released today. Bringing this to the notice of Hon Chief Minister of Maharashtra and my Hon PM Narendra Modiji. Doing this is not for me but for future producers. NOT HAPPENING. My hard earned money gone for corruption ??? No way. Evidence down for all to hear. Hope truth prevails as always. GB @mieknathshinde @narendramodi.”
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