Feb 03, 2013 at 06:30pm IST

'Vishwaroopam' row: Central Board of Film Certification demands apology from TN Advocate General

New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Sunday demanded an apology from Tamil Nadu's Advocate General for statements made by them in connection with the certification of 'Vishwaroopam'. Condemning the allegations made by Navaneetha Krishnan and advocate Sankarasubbu, the CBFC said in a statement, "Every action taken/procedure followed by CBFC for certifying 'Vishwaroopam' or any other film has been done in accordance with the Act and Rules framed by Parliament ... The CBFC calls upon the Advocate General and Advocate Shri Sankarasubu to issue an apology for the statements made by them."

"The CBFC has been functioning since 1951 and there are judicial precedents upholding the legality of the certification process," the statement said. In view of the above, the statement of Mr Krishnan calling the certification process a 'scam' is baseless, it said.

Also the statement of advocate Sankarasubbu calling the Board members 'purchasable commodities' is utterly reprehensible and grossly defamatory, it added.

With additional information from PTI