National Award winning actress Vidya Balan was on Friday appointed as part of the reconstituted Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), to be now chaired by writer Prasoon Joshi.
"The Central Government is pleased to reconstitute the existing Central Board of Film Certification with immediate effect for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier," said a PIB statement.
Vidya is joined by Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Vivek Agnihotri, Waman Kendre, T.S. Nagabharana, Ramesh Patange, Vani Tripati Tikoo, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Mihir Bhuta.
The development came on the same day as the Pahlaj Nihalani was sacked as the CBFC chief and replaced by Joshi.
Agnihotri told IANS that he was "tempted" to join the censor board after Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani told him of Joshi's appointment.