New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) received a letter from the Ministry of Defence for informing the directors and producers of the films or web series to seek permission from the ministry before releasing the Indian Army or force related movies. The ministry also advised film fraternity to take a NOC i.e No Objection Certificate before placing them on the public domain.
The reason behind this step is to safeguard the position of the Indian Army as it has been felt after getting the complaints of the distorted revelation of Indian force, army personnel, and their uniforms. Also, misleading information has also been given that hurts the sentiments of the army personnel and others. Thus, the ministry has announced a formal statement to CBFC, MeITY, and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the NOC for films with an army theme.
The letter dated 27th July 2020 informing the decision was regarded to Karmakar Tushar, the Regional Officer of CBFC, which was signed by the under-secretary of the Defence Ministry named Sudarshan Kumar.