Piracy and movies being leaked online before the release have become a serious problem for Bollywood celebrities and directors. After films like Udta Punjab and ‘Great Grand Masti’ were leaked online before the release, the makers of the film as well censor board has come up with safety measures to prevent such blunders. Well, we all know it costs a bomb and a real hard work to make a film. And so, Censor Board has introduced new policy.
Reportedly, CBFC has introduced the Digital Cinema Package, which protects the films from piracy and online leaks. As per reports, CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani has introduced a policy for this.
“First, a demand draft of Rs 20,000 which was a mandatory CESS paid by all producers to the Cine Workers Welfare Fund has been waived off. Second, the cost of submitting a film which ranged between Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 has been scrapped and the censor fee has been reduced to the bare minimum. Finally, the fee charged by three theatres – Sunny Super Sound, NFDC and Famous Studios -which screen upto three films for the censor board every week has been fixed at Rs 8000 maximum. That’s a big relief for independent filmmakers, smaller and first-time producers”, said Vijay Galani, filmmaker and Member of the Governing Council of the Indian Film and Television Producers Association (IFTPC).
Well, upcoming films like ‘Pink’, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ and ‘Freaky Ali’ have been taken under process for safety measures. It needs to be seen if this really works or the industry has to keep suffering.