15 new CBFC members appointed

Among the members who have made it to the panel are eminent film critics like Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN, Subhra (rpt) Subhra Gupta from 'The Indian Express', Pankaj Vohra from 'Hindustan Times' and columnist Anees Jung, an official release said here today.
Noted filmmaker and actor Pankaj Sharma and Bengali film director Harnath Chakraborty are the other members from the film fraternity who have been appointed as new members.
Besides Amal Allana, the list has a few famous theatre artistes like Arundhati Nag and M K Raina.

Telecaster Nikhil Alva, journalist and poetess Mamang Dai, author Dipesh Mehta and Ira Bhaskar -- a professor of Cinema Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University -- have also made it to the panel.

Earlier this year, noted Bharatnatyam dancer Leela Samson had been appointed Chairperson of the CBFC, while noted Delhi- based lawyer Lalit Bhasin had been made Chairperson of the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal.

Samson, who is also a choreographer, instructor and writer, is also the Chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi. She succeeded veteran actress Sharmila Tagore.

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