Edara Gopi Chand vs Union Of India And Ors. on 20 October, 2015

: Ms.G.ROHINI, CHIEF JUSTICE
1. The present writ petition by way of PIL is filed seeking a direction to
the respondent No.1 – Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to cause a
detailed enquiry into the re-certification of the film “Grand Masti” from „A‟
to „V/UA‟ and further to quash the „V/UA‟ certificate dated 14.1.2015
granted to the said film by the respondent No. 2 – Central Board of Film
Certification.
2. The writ petition was filed on 20.08.2015 pleading that the film
“Grand Masti” which is having pervasive adult theme and highly
objectionable content and not fit for unrestricted public exhibition is
scheduled for telecast on television channel of M/s Zee Entertainment
Enterprises Ltd. (respondent No.4) on 22.08.2015 at 10.00 p.m. It is also
contended that the re-certification of the said film from „A‟ to „V/UA‟ is in
violation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and the proposed
telecast on television channel is not in conformity with the provisions of the
Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995 and the Rules made
thereunder.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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