Vishal's film ‘Mark Antony’ is all over the news now. The actor had alleged that the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) asked for Rs 6.5 lakh as a bribe for giving certification to the Hindi version of his film. This created a stir on social media slamming the CBFC. The Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting also took to social media to express their concern over the matter. The ministry also ordered an immediate enquiry into CBFC after the actor's allegations of corruption.
On Saturday, the Tamil star thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, and MIB for taking ‘necessary steps’.
He wrote on the X platform, “I sincerely thank @MIB_India for taking immediate steps on this important matter pertaining to corruption issue in #CBFC Mumbai. Thank you very much for the necessary action taken and definitely hoping for this to be an example for every government official who intends to or is part of corruption and to take the honest route to serve the nation and not the steps of corruption.''
He added, ''I once again thank my Prime Minister @narendramodi and Maharastra CM @mieknathshinde and everyone involved in brining out this initiative immediately. It brings a sense of satisfaction to a common man like me and others that justice will be served to people who are victims of corruption, Jai-Hind.''
I sincerely thank @MIB_India for taking immediate steps on this important matter pertaining to corruption issue in #CBFC Mumbai. Thank you very much for the necessary action taken and definitely hoping for this to be an example for every government official who intends to or is…— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) September 30, 2023
On Friday, Vishal slammed the officials of the Indian film certification body as he wrote on X platform, “#Corruption being shown on silver screen is fine. But not in real life. Cant digest. Especially in govt offices. And even worse happening in #CBFC Mumbai office. Had to pay 6.5 lacs for my film #MarkAntony Hindi version. 2 transactions. 3 Lakhs for screening and 3.5 Lakhs for certificate.”
“Doing this is not for me but for future producers. NOT HAPPENING. My hard earned money gone for corruption ??? No way. Evidence down for all to hear. Hope truth prevails as always. GB, he added.