Leela Samson, censor board chief

She's famous in the world of classical dance and choreography, but the country's next film censor chief has never been on the silver screen. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has selected noted Bharatanatyam dancer Leela Samson, currently chairperson of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and director of the Kalakshetra dance school in Chennai, as the new chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), according to sources. She will succeed veteran actress Sharmila Tagore.

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