In a recent twist, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is caught up in a big controversy. There are serious claims of corruption and loose rules for censoring movies coming to light. The latest issue involves CEO Ravinder Bhakar being sacked over certifying Ranbir Kapoor’s film, “Animal.” This has sparked a big debate nationwide about whether the movie’s content is okay.

Actor Vishal, who released his film “Mark Antony” earlier, had accused Ravinder Bhakar of corruption before his movie came out. A report from the Times now says that the CEO got removed because of the controversial certification of “Animal.” The movie, known for its intense violence, abuse, and disrespectful treatment of women, has made people question how it got an A certificate without cutting out objectionable scenes, especially those showing violence against women.

This fuss around “Animal” has gone beyond just the film itself. It’s led to an investigation into how the CBFC works and if it’s following the rules for censoring films. The Times report talks about the movie not meeting the censorship norms and the uproar it caused in the country and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B).

Actor Vishal isn’t new to shaking things up. Earlier, he claimed he was cheated by the CBFC office in Mumbai. He said he had to pay a huge Rs 6.5 lakhs to someone to get the censor certificate for the Hindi version of his film “Mark Antony.” Vishal went on social media on September 28, sharing a video explaining what happened. He said he had no choice but to make two payments to get the movie screened and certified. He asked Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against those responsible. He even put transaction details in the video caption.

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As this controversy gets bigger, “Animal,” directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and starring Ranbir Kapoor, has got mixed reactions. Some praise Ranbir’s acting and the film’s story of revenge, while others criticize it for showing misogyny, promoting toxic masculinity, and having too much violence.