The CBFC has been reconstituted for a period of three years.
The decession came on the same day when Pahlaj Nihalani was sacked as the CBFC chief and replaced by Joshi.
Vidya Balan made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta in 2005. She went on to star in critically acclaimed and commercially successful films like Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Guru, Heyy Babyy, Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture, Kahaani and Kahaani 2 among others. She has also acted in the all time hit TV serial Hum Paanch. Vidya’s upcoming film Tumhari Sulu is expected to release later this year.
National Award winning actress Vidya Balan was appointed as a part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on friday, which is to be now chaired by writer Prasoon Joshi.
She looks forward to a phase where cinema celebrates present-day sensibilities and realities. “I am very happy to join the CBFC and I hope to fulfill my responsibilities as a member to the best of my abilities. I look forward to this new and exciting phase and duty where our cinemas will be allowed to reflect the sensibilities, realities and the complexities of the society; where we are living in today,” Vidya said in an interview.The CBFC has been reconstituted for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, a PIB statement said on Friday. Vidya is joined by Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Vivek Agnihotri, Waman Kendre, T.S. Nagabharana, Ramesh Patange, Vani Tripati Tikoo, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Mihir Bhuta.