Vasay Chaudhry leaves vice chairmanship of Punjab Censor Board with recommendations to re-evaluate film grading system

Vasay Chaudhry leaves vice chairmanship of Punjab Censor Board with recommendations to re-evaluate film grading system

The actor said he hoped that his other recommendations regarding anti-piracy laws and strengthening inspection force will also be reviewed by the incoming board.
30 Jan, 2023

A little over two months after being appointed vice chairman of the Punjab Film Censor Board, actor Vasay Chaudhry has announced that his tenure has come to an end.

The Mazaaq Raat host took to Twitter on Sunday and wrote, “After the recent de-notification of the Punjab film censor board, my tenure as the Vice chairman ends with viewing 8 films, consuming 4 cups of coffee,1 popcorn,1 pack of chips, 3 water bottles, passing 7 films with cuts and banning 1(it was an E grade Hollywood film).”

Chaudhry added that during his tenure, he used his personal vehicle and “didn’t take a single penny” for the films he reviewed. He went on to thank his fellow board members and everyone who helped him with the opportunity to serve in whatever way he could.

“I hope that my recommendations regarding re-evaluation of the film grading system, strong implementation of piracy laws in cinemas and increasing the inspection force of censor board will be reviewed by the incoming board. Best of luck to the new board,” he concluded.

In November, Chaudhry was appointed vice chairman of the board through a notice that read, “Government of the Punjab, in pursuance of provision contained under Section-3 Sub-section 2 and 3 of the Motion Picture Ordinance, 1979, adopted vide Punjab Motion Pictures Amendment Act, 2012 (X of 2013), is pleased to constitute the following Punjab Film Censor Board, with immediate effect.”

Chaudhry was one of the official members while the non-official members included The Legend of Maula Jatt producer Ammara Hikmat, Amina Ulfat, Abid Rasheed, Ali Tanveer, Zaigham Gondal, actor and TV host Juggun Kazim and Ahmad Ali Butt’s wife Fatima Ahmed Khan. The board was constituted with a tenure of two years, however, according to Chaudhry’s tweet, it has been denotified.

Chaudhry, the 41-year-old star, has contributed to Pakistan’s entertainment industry with hits like Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Kaaf Kangana, as well as shows Mann Mayal, Pyarey Afzal and Kahani Raima Aur Manahil Ki.

Last year, Chaudhry was seen as Harry in London Nahi Jaunga alongside Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat, Kubra Khan, Gohar Rasheed, Sohail Ahmed and Saba Faisal.