Vishal Takes A Dig At Censor Board

Vishal, who recently starred in the time-traveling film “Mark Antony” alongside SJ Suryah, has encountered difficulties while trying to release the movie in Hindi. He has accused the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of demanding a bribe of Rs 6.5 lakhs for certifying the Hindi version of “Mark Antony.”

The film, a science fiction time-travel drama directed by Adhik Ravichandran, received mixed reviews upon its release on September 15 and has since grossed Rs 50 crores at the box office. Vishal took to his social media platform to address the issue, stating:

“While corruption being depicted on the silver screen is tolerable, it’s unacceptable in real life, especially in government offices. Unfortunately, such an incident took place at the #CBFC Mumbai office. I had to pay 6.5 lakhs for the Hindi version of my film #MarkAntony, in two transactions. Three lakhs for the screening and three and a half lakhs for the certificate.”

“I’ve never encountered such a situation in my career. Since the movie was scheduled to release today, I had no option but to pay the intermediary, #Menaga. I’m bringing this matter to the attention of the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra and our Honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modiji. This is not just for my sake but for the future producers. This is NOT acceptable. I won’t stand for my hard-earned money being lost to corruption. There’s evidence for all to hear. I hope the truth prevails, as always. GB.”