No move to give 'A' certificate to all dance numbers: CBFC

Censor Board has clarified that there is no move yet to give 'A' certificate to all dance numbers and such film songs will be examined on a case-to-case basis.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)'s clarification comes in the wake of raging debate about "obscenity" in item numbers, which have now become a key feature of most commercial films.

There were reports that CBFC (Censor Board) may come out with a rule to certify all dance numbers with an 'A' certificate, but the Board chairperson has now made it clear that there was no change in the existing guidelines.

Top notch Hind film actresses Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Deepika Padukone besides others like Sonakshi Sinha and Jacqueline Fernandez have featured in "item numbers".

CBFC has said certification of dance numbers in films will be based on their content.
"For the last few weeks there seems to have been an impression in the media, and also within the film industry, that CBFC has adopted a rule to certify all dance numbers with an 'A' certificate.

I would like to unambiguously clarify that no such decision has been taken either by the Board or by I & B Ministry, and nor is such a move being contemplated," Leela Samson, Chairperson, CBFC, said in a statement here.

"The guidelines governing certification of films, trailors, or any part thereof, simply state that they will be certified depending on the age-group of audiences that they are suitable for. Hence, dance numbers too will continue to be examined purely on a case-to-case basis to see whether they are suitable for a U, UA, or A certificate," she said.

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