Film Bazar’12 open in Goa
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that the censorship in India has been working very well as it is working well within the framed architecture. “ We have legal architecture that works very well,” Tewari told reporters when asked about reworking on the censorship in India. The Minister added: even though there is censorship for the films, the self regulation is the best way ahead for any filmmaker. The minister was talking to media after inaugurating Film Bazaar by NFDC which is held on the sidelines of IFFI 2012 in Goa.
Tewari said that Indian cinema has a glorious legacy which needs to be protected.
“ During 12th five year plan I& B Ministry proposed to implement national heritage mission. The digitalization of archives is a priority. We would make a beginning in this direction,” he added. Tewari also said that the issues between the Ministry and Union Home Ministry over the formation of National Film Commission can be ironed out. “ I don’t think it as a problem. There is a different part of the Government which implements the mandate.
We will have to see how creases are ironed out,” Tewari told reporters.
According to Tewari, the issues raised by the Home Ministry over the Commission cannot be termed as ` problems.’ He said that work is in progress over the formation of a National Film Commission. “ We are engaged in the process.
Now we have to see how we can conceptualize it.
Important thing is that fundamentally the concept has been accepted.” [H]