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Vidya Balan says she is glad all like-minded people are now on the board


Vidya Balan is one of the newly-appointed members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the actor says she is happy that the board comprises “like-minded” people. Recently, lyricist-adman Prasoon Joshi replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as the chairperson of the CBFC.

The government also reconstituted the board, which also includes new members such as filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, Narendra Kohli, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Gautami Tadimalla, among others. Asked about her decision to be a part of the CBFC, Vidya said, “I thought if I don’t say yes to this, I’d lose the right to criticise any decision ever taken by the CBFC. I thought I was ready to take the responsibility. I don’t want to say anything about what our approach is going to be or what our decisions are going to be based on. But we had a meeting recently and I felt good that all like-minded people are on the board,” she told reporters.

While Vidya is all set to take over the new responsibility, she is also looking forward to her next film “Tumhari Sulu” and catching up on movies. The “Begum Jaan” actor said she believes that there is a shift in films today, with more focus on chronicling “relevant stories”.