The Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) has denied that it purposely delayed the ‘clearing’ process paving way for approaching Censors to get censorship certificate in respect of superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Kaala.
New films are released in theatres only after they receive the inevitable certificate from the Regional Censor Board, Chennai. Now that the Tamil film industry is in a state of limbo (strike), no new Tamil film has released for the whole of this month. It is mandatory for producers to have a recommendation letter from the Producers’ Council before applying for censor certificates in respect of their films.
It turns out that Dhanush, national award-winning actor, Rajini’s son-in-law and who is also the producer of Kaala, approached the Council for such letter. It was reported in sections of the press that the issuance of letter of recommendation by the Council got delayed in view on the on-going strike, thus delaying the process of censoring Kaala.
The Producers’ Council has issued a suo motu explanation in this regard stating that it had been awarding letters based only on first-come-first-served basis. “As such, there is no intention on the part of the Council to delay the censorship of any film including Rajini’s new film,” a Council member clarified.