Vishal, a tamil actor and producer, said that the mumbai branch of the Central Bureau of Film Certification (CBFC) demanded a payment of Rs. 6.5 lakh in exchange for the hindi censor rights to his film "Mark Antony." He requested assistance from maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and prime minister Narendra Modi in a video message. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) replied to Vishal's accusations of corruption by issuing a formal statement on X the following day, on september 29. vishal congratulated PM Modi, the cm of maharashtra, and MIB on saturday for taking the "necessary steps."
Vishal replied to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's official statement on X and wrote, "I sincerely thank @MIB_India for taking immediate steps on this important matter pertaining to corruption issue in #CBFC Mumbai. Thank you very much for the necessary action taken and definitely hoping for this to be an example for every government official who intends to or is part of corruption and to take the honest route to serve the nation and not the steps of corruption (sic)."
Further adding, "I once again thank my prime minister @narendramodi and Maharastra cm @mieknathshinde and everyone involved in brining out this initiative immediately. It brings a sense of satisfaction to a common man like me and others that justice will be served to people who are victims of corruption, Jai-Hind (sic)."