Vishal, shocked everyone the other day when he posted a video about corruption at the CBFC office in Mumbai. According to the actor, he was asked to pay 6.5 lakh for screening and obtaining a certificate for the Hindi version of his latest film, Mark Antony.
On September 15, the film, which has been a huge success in Tamil, was released. The Hindi version was released yesterday in several northern Indian states. In his video, he asked India’s Prime Minister and other relevant officials to take action against those who engage in such corrupt practises.
Vishal’s complaint was responded to on social media this morning by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, who stated that a senior officer has been assigned to conduct an investigation as soon as possible. The Ministry’s Twitter page also stated that the government has zero tolerance for corruption.
On their Twitter page, the Producers Guild of India expressed gratitude for the Ministry’s prompt response, adding, “We’re here to support a transparent, corruption-free industry.”