Anjaan in censor board bribery issue
Suriya and Samantha starrer Anjaan has hit the screens on August 15th. CBFC has issued "U" certificate for the movie. After the release, most of the critics and movie followers have raised a question in social blogs, that how did the movie manage to get a "U" certificate as the movie had a lot of violence, blood shed scenes along with few glamorous scenes.
Censor board bribery exposed
The scam in CBFC was exposed, when Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar got arrested by CBI, for demanding a bribe of Rupees 70,000 for a regional movie. It is also learnt the Rakesh kumar has issued "U" certificate for Anjaan after accepting IPhone and Laptop as bribe. In addition to this he allegedly took Rupees 50,000 to screen Anjaan's Telugu version. The CBI has been investigating Rakesh Kumar, regarding the list of movies, promos and ads he has cleared for bribe, in his seven and a half month tenure as a CEO.
Even though there had been a simmering suspicion for a long time about big budget movies securing U certificate despite the adult content, this is the first time it has been proved in the case of Anjaan. In the upcoming weeks, we will know which other Tamil movies will get caught in the Censor board bribery issue.