Head of India's film censor board resigns

  • Leela Samson, the head of India’s censor board, has resigned following reports that a film rejected by her organization was cleared by an appeals board, according to media reports.

    The film, titled 'Messenger of God,' directed by the popular guru, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, had been found “unsuitable for public viewing” by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

    Samson has also accused the CBFC of “corruption and coercion.”

    She said the clearance of the film by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal had made a “mockery” of the CBFC.


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