South Actor Vishal’s film Mark Anthony was released in theaters on September 15th and has been receiving a positive response from the audience. The Hindi version of the film is scheduled for release on September 28th. In the meantime, the actor has shared a video on Twitter, making a claim that he had to bribe the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to obtain the certification for the Hindi version of his film.
Renowned South actor Vishal has made a significant allegation against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Vishal asserts that he had to pay a bribe of 6.5 lakh rupees to CBFC in order to obtain a censor certificate for the Hindi version of his film. He claims to have evidence to substantiate his claims and has released a video addressing the issue to the public, causing quite a stir. Also Read: Chandramukhi 2 Box Office Debut: Kangana Ranaut and Raghava Lawrence’s Film Starts with Single-Digit Numbers on Day 1
South Actor Vishal Bold Revelation
Vishal’s film “Mark Anthony” was released in theaters on September 15th, receiving a favorable response from the audience. The Hindi version of the film is set to release on September 28th. In a video shared on Twitter, Vishal explains that he is not promoting his film but is addressing the controversy surrounding “Mark Anthony.” He states that he was involved in a scam.
Following this, Vishal spoke to Maharashtra’s Eknath Shinde and Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the issue. He said, “We had applied online for the certificate, and we had to come here at the last moment due to some technical difficulties. But what happened at the CBFC office in Mumbai left us astonished. When my associates reached that office, they were told to deposit 6.5 lakh rupees, and they assured us that we would receive the certificate today itself. We were not given any other option. We had to pay 3 lakh for the screening at CBFC and another 3.5 lakh to obtain the certificate.”
Vishal further stated, “We had no other option. We paid these amounts in two installments. If this is the state of affairs in government offices, I urge senior officials to take action against this.”
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has taken Vishal’s complaint seriously. They shared a post on their official Twitter account condemning the alleged corruption at CBFC. The tweet read, “Actor Vishal’s revelations regarding corruption at CBFC are extremely unfortunate.”
They added, “The government is intolerant of corruption, and there are strict provisions for punishing anyone found involved in such practices. Today, a senior officer from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has been dispatched to Mumbai to investigate this matter. We urge everyone to cooperate with the ministry by providing information about any form of exploitation by CBFC in this investigation.”