I am enjoying being a CBFC board member, says Vidya Balan
Actor Vidya Balan, who is one of the board members of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), on Saturday said she was enjoying her new role.
In August this year, the National Award-winning actor was appointed as part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
“I am enjoying being a board member. A lot of people don’t know what it means to be a board member… We don’t watch all films, only when there is a problem we see the film. So I have seen very few films, which is a good news,” Vidya told reporters here at the trailer launch of her upcoming film Tumhari Sulu.
On the board, Vidya is joined by Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Vivek Agnihotri, Waman Kendre, TS Nagabharana, Ramesh Patange, Vani Tripati Tikoo, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Mihir Bhuta.
The new board members were announced on the same day when Pahlaj Nihalani was sacked as the CBFC chief and replaced by noted lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
Vidya Balan is a established Bollywood actress and recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, and five Screen Awards, and was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014.
She started her career with 1995 sitcom Hum Paanch. In 2003 Balan made her feature film debut in Bengali drama Bhalo Theko. Balan fist success came in 2005 with drama Parineeta, and followed it with a leading role in the highly successful 2006 comedy film Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The year 2009 was most successful period in Vidya’s career, she was seen in – Paa (2009), Ishqiya (2010), No One Killed Jessica (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011), and Kahaani (2012). She is married to the film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur.