Megastar Amitabh Bachchan inaugurated the new Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) office at the Film Division campus in Peddar Road, a posh location in South Mumbai. While Bachchan senior did not interact with the media, the event was a star-studded affair.
Bollywood personalities like Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher, Abbas-Mustan, Boney Kapoor, Pritish Nandy, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan, and others were present at the occasion. Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar who were also supposed to attend it, however, gave it a miss.
CBFC was facing space constraint in their old office in Malabar Hill, which has been there since 1950s. The board then moved a proposal for allocation of space in Films
Division Complex in Peddar Road and got an office there on the ninth floor.
Bachchan was the chief guest at the event while I&B Secretary Ajay Mittal was the guest of honour.
"The censor board has been very supportive to me and my upcoming film 'Maatr'. I was a chairman of CFSI (Children Film Society India) and my office was here too," Raveena told reporters.
Sippy quipped though the board has moved to a new office, filmmakers will continue with their complaints as and when they have any.
"I am happy that the board is now also going digital, ushering new changes. We all need that and it is a step in the right direction," Sippy said.