Producer of a film on Congress President Sonia Gandhi was asked by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to obtain no-objection certificate from her before the film is allowed to release. Film maker sent a letter to her seeking her NOC but he got no reply. He then approached CBFC with a funny logic saying no-reply may be construed as a no-objection certificate. CBFC did not accept this funny logic and declined to allow the film to release.
The film maker then approached the Bombay High Court against the pre-condition of submitting NOC from Sonia Gandhi. His lawyer also submitted before the court that CBFC had no right to impose such a pre-condition. Then appeared before the court, Additional Solicitor General who told the court that CBFC was withdrawing the pre-condition.
I wonder why CBFC changed its position? Any views friends?