Kannada movies are in deep trouble now. To the dismay of the Kannada viewers, many of the Kannada movies may get delayed. The trouble started when the regional censor board was left with only handful of members. The term of almost everyone in the censor board came to an end and the board was left with 7 members including the Board Chief.
To solve the problem, the Board Chief decided to take the help of Censor Board situated in Mumbai. Several movies like Bahuparak, Miss Mallige, Aryan, Sharan Adhyaksha and Tirupathi Express were censored in Mumbai and the censor certificates were given.
However, the Kannada film industry is in trouble again. The Chief of censor board in Mumbai, Rajesh Kumar has been apprehended by the Central Bureau of Investigation under the charges of Bribery. With this, the censor board in Mumbai has been closed for Kannada movies.
The only way to solve the problem is to appoint new members for the Regional Censor Board in Bangalore. Unless this happens, the Kannada movies are bound to be delayed. Powerstar Puneet Rajkumar's upcoming movie Power*** was scheduled to be censored on August 18th in Mumbai. Many other movies are reaching completion. All these movies will have to undergo censor certification soon.
Censor Board Chief Nagendra Swamy said that unless government takes a proactive measure and appoints new members for the board, there is very little that he can do. According to the laws, no movies in India can be released without the Censor certification.