Vijay Anand resigns
Censor board chief miffed with Sushma Swaraj
Bharati Dubey in Mumbai
Censor Board Chief Vijay Anand has resigned after the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sushma Swaraj turned down his proposal to issue censor certificates for pornographic films.
Although, Anand was not available for comment, his wife confirmed he has resigned from the post.
It may be recalled that Anand was asked by the Kerala film industry to issue censor certificates to X-rated films, making it possible for such films to be released in select pockets.
Anand had put the same proposal in front of Swaraj, who, however, rejected it outright.
It is also learnt that the verdict in the Priya Rajvansh murder case may be announced by the sessions court in a few days.
This is also speculated to be one of the reasons for Anand's resignation.
Arvind Trivedi (Ravana from the television serial Ramayana) is the acting chairman, till the new chairman is declared after a week.