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Ex-CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani opens up about his controversial tenure

06 Jan 2021

Ex-CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani opens up about his controversial tenure

The former chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and movie producer Pahlaj Nihalani had received heavy criticism during his tenure.

No 'Joker' on Indian TV "since the movie glorifies violence"

04 Nov 2020

No 'Joker' on Indian TV "since the movie glorifies violence"

Path-breaking DC movie Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, will not be screened on Indian satellite TV channels.

After controversy, Akshay Kumar's 'Laxmmi Bomb' renamed 'Laxmii'

29 Oct 2020

After controversy, Akshay Kumar's 'Laxmmi Bomb' renamed 'Laxmii'

The title of Akshay Kumar's upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb has been changed to Laxmii.

"Depression ki dukan": Kangana takes apparent dig at Deepika

10 Oct 2020

"Depression ki dukan": Kangana takes apparent dig at Deepika

Today, as the world marks Mental Health Day, actor Kangana Ranaut used the opportunity to encourage fans to watch her film Judgementall Hai Kya, which revolves around a woman struggling with mental health issues.

Leading streaming services, including Netflix, adopt self-regulation code

06 Sep 2020

Leading streaming services, including Netflix, adopt self-regulation code

In a major move, leading online content providers, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar, have agreed to adopt a 'universal self-regulation' code in India.

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

13 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written to film certification body Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), thereby objecting to its alleged negative portrayal in the biographical film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

Swara Bhasker trolled for her new web series 'Rasbhari'

28 Jun 2020

Swara Bhasker trolled for her new web series 'Rasbhari'

Swara Bhasker, who never shies away from commenting on issues concerning women and portraying herself as a righteous feminist, is now facing the wrath of netizens for all wrong reasons, thanks to her new web series Rasbhari.

'Love Aaj Kal': CBFC modifies Sara and Kartik's intimate scenes

12 Feb 2020

'Love Aaj Kal': CBFC modifies Sara and Kartik's intimate scenes

Even as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) passed Imtiaz Ali's upcoming movie Love Aaj Kal with a U/A certificate, it axed several intimate scenes from it.

'Dabangg 3': Makers remove controversial scenes from 'Hud Hud Dabangg'

19 Dec 2019

'Dabangg 3': Makers remove controversial scenes from 'Hud Hud Dabangg'

Following severe backlash over allegations of hurting religious sentiments, the makers of Salman Khan's much-awaited movie Dabangg 3 have "voluntarily" removed certain scenes from the movie's title track Hud Hud Dabangg.

#BoycottDabangg3 trended heavily on Twitter: Here's why

30 Nov 2019

#BoycottDabangg3 trended heavily on Twitter: Here's why

A couple of weeks back, the first song from Salman Khan's much-awaited cop-drama Dabangg 3 came out.

Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests

08 Sep 2019

Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh issued an order on Sunday, immediately banning the telecast of controversial TV serial Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush.

62 celebrities, including Kangana, slam open letter to PM

26 Jul 2019

62 celebrities, including Kangana, slam open letter to PM

Days after 49 personalities wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to do something about lynching incidents, 62 celebrities shot back slamming their "selective outrage".

Teenagers are watching 'Kabir Singh' and Aadhaar is to blame

03 Jul 2019

Teenagers are watching 'Kabir Singh' and Aadhaar is to blame

Adding to the controversy surrounding Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Kabir Singh, teenagers in Jaipur have made fake IDs to get into screenings of the A-rated film.

Amid backlash, 'Mental Hai Kya' gets a new title

29 Jun 2019

Amid backlash, 'Mental Hai Kya' gets a new title

Courtesy a much-awaited re-union of Queen co-stars Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, quirky posters, and major controversy around its title, Mental Hai Kya has been in the news for a while.

Fresh trouble for Hrithik's 'Super 30', IITians call movie 'inauthentic'

15 Jun 2019

Fresh trouble for Hrithik's 'Super 30', IITians call movie 'inauthentic'

Super 30 was supposed to be a movie that would inspire millions. The movie, starring Hrithik Roshan, is based on the life of Anand Kumar, who provides free coaching to underprivileged students to get them into IITs.

Series on Modi streaming without permission: Poll officer tells EC

16 Apr 2019

Series on Modi streaming without permission: Poll officer tells EC

While the Election Commission banned the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a web series on him streamed on Eros Now without proper certification, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) told the top polling body.

SC refuses to give Modi biopic's copy to Congress' activist

08 Apr 2019

SC refuses to give Modi biopic's copy to Congress' activist

The Supreme Court on Monday said it cannot pass an order on the release of PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi starring Vivek Oberoi, as the movie is yet to be certified by the Censor Board.

BJP denies links with Modi's biopic, but supports release

04 Apr 2019

BJP denies links with Modi's biopic, but supports release

In a new development, the Bharatiya Janata Party distanced itself from the biopic on PM Narendra Modi, but told Election Commission it supported the release of the movie.

'Gully Boy': Ranveer-Alia's kissing scene chopped by CBFC

12 Feb 2019

'Gully Boy': Ranveer-Alia's kissing scene chopped by CBFC

It's just a day left for the release of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer Gully Boy and the excitement amongst the audience is palpable.

After being offered front-row seats, 'Thackeray' director leaves premiere hall

25 Jan 2019

After being offered front-row seats, 'Thackeray' director leaves premiere hall

Controversy erupted on Thursday during the movie screening of Thackeray in Mumbai after director Abhijit Panse and his family were asked to sit in the front row.

Shatrughan Sinha shares a funny incident on Kapil Sharma's show

14 Jan 2019

Shatrughan Sinha shares a funny incident on Kapil Sharma's show

Kapil Sharma is back with The Kapil Sharma Show, and how.

Producer Sanjay Raut wants 'Thackeray' uncensored like Balasaheb Thackeray

28 Dec 2018

Producer Sanjay Raut wants 'Thackeray' uncensored like Balasaheb Thackeray

Thackeray released its first trailer on December 26 and offered a look at the rise of Balasaheb Thackeray and his actions while in power as founder and head of the Shiv Sena party.

'Thackeray' trailer reveals the leader's power, but film faces censorship

26 Dec 2018

'Thackeray' trailer reveals the leader's power, but film faces censorship

Thackeray released its first trailer today, December 26, after much anticipation among fans following the two teasers that gave them a peek into the life of Balasaheb Thackeray, the leader on whom the film is based.

Telecom industry wants Rajinikanth's '2.0' banned for depicting mobiles badly

29 Nov 2018

Telecom industry wants Rajinikanth's '2.0' banned for depicting mobiles badly

The mega-budget movie 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar is already making waves about its potential for commercial success.

IFFI 2018: Bollywood bigwigs to take classes, deliver sessions

19 Nov 2018

IFFI 2018: Bollywood bigwigs to take classes, deliver sessions

Prasoon Joshi, Meghna Gulzar, David Dhawan, and Shoojit Sircar are among some of the Bollywood personalities who will attend the 49th IFFI as part of the movie gala's Masterclasses and In-Conversations sessions.

#RangeelaRaja controversy: Some people are conspiring against me, claims Govinda

11 Nov 2018

#RangeelaRaja controversy: Some people are conspiring against me, claims Govinda

After the box office failure of his last release 'FryDay', Govinda is back with another movie 'Rangeela Raja' and he has high hopes from it.

BJP leader alleges film 'Kedarnath' promoting love jihad, demands ban

11 Nov 2018

BJP leader alleges film 'Kedarnath' promoting love jihad, demands ban

A senior BJP leader yesterday demanded a ban on 'Kedarnath', an upcoming film set against the backdrop of a catastrophic deluge that hit the Himalayan shrine in 2013, alleging that it hurts the sentiments of Hindus and promotes love jihad.

Nihalani, famous for chopping scenes, approaches HC against Censor Board

05 Nov 2018

Nihalani, famous for chopping scenes, approaches HC against Censor Board

There was a time when former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani was known to be at loggerheads with filmmakers for chopping scenes.

Sara Ali Khan's 'Kedarnath' to face protests for promoting 'love-jihad'?

04 Nov 2018

Sara Ali Khan's 'Kedarnath' to face protests for promoting 'love-jihad'?

Just days after the release of its much-loved teaser, Sara Ali Khan's debut movie 'Kedarnath' has been hit by controversy once again.

'Manmarziyaan': Miffed Anurag slams production house for deleting 'objectionable' scenes

20 Sep 2018

'Manmarziyaan': Miffed Anurag slams production house for deleting 'objectionable' scenes

Anurag Kashyap, whose voice on pressing issues can't (and shouldn't) be silenced, has expressed discontent over the treatment meted to his directorial venture 'Manmarziyaan'.

Actors smoking on-screen to convey anti-smoking message through short films

12 Aug 2018

Actors smoking on-screen to convey anti-smoking message through short films

The government is looking into suggestions by a panel that short films could be made to convey an anti-smoking message to viewers by the "same actor who is depicted as smoking on screen", Anurag Srivastava, the CEO of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said.

5 Indian films which got banned by the Censor Board

21 Jul 2018

5 Indian films which got banned by the Censor Board

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) takes the onus of clearing and certifying films in India.

'Can plea against 'Sacred-Games' be heard as PIL?' asks HC

16 Jul 2018

'Can plea against 'Sacred-Games' be heard as PIL?' asks HC

Delhi High Court today sought to know whether it could hear as a PIL the plea against the Netflix series "Sacred Games" claiming that some scenes are derogatory to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and should be removed.

Piracy strikes again as Ranbir Kapoor's 'Sanju' gets leaked online

29 Jun 2018

Piracy strikes again as Ranbir Kapoor's 'Sanju' gets leaked online

In what has come as a big blow to the makers of 'Sanju', the film has been leaked online just hours after the end of its first show.

'Sanju' lands in legal trouble over 'prostitutes' dialogue in trailer

27 Jun 2018

'Sanju' lands in legal trouble over 'prostitutes' dialogue in trailer

With just a couple of days to go for its release, Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Sanju' has landed in a legal trouble.

Row over "toilet leakage scene" in Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Sanju'

12 Jun 2018

Row over "toilet leakage scene" in Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Sanju'

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has received a complaint against Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Sanju'.

Dhanush moves Karnataka HC for 'Kaala' release in the state

05 Jun 2018

Dhanush moves Karnataka HC for 'Kaala' release in the state

"Kaala" producer and Rajnikanth's son-in-law, Dhanush, and his wife Aishwarya have filed a petition in the Karnataka HC seeking directions to the state government and Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) for the smooth release of the film.

Govinda to play Vijay Mallya in Pahlaj Nihalani's next movie

29 May 2018

Govinda to play Vijay Mallya in Pahlaj Nihalani's next movie

Pahlaj Nihalani, the former head of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), is all set to make a film on the life of absconding businessman Vijay Mallya.

Pakeezah actress Geeta Kapoor, whose kids abandoned her, dies

26 May 2018

Pakeezah actress Geeta Kapoor, whose kids abandoned her, dies

Abandoned by her kids, veteran actress Geeta Kapoor passed away on Saturday morning at an old age home in Mumbai.

Rhea Kapoor denies 'Veere Di Wedding' getting an 'A' certificate

23 May 2018

Rhea Kapoor denies 'Veere Di Wedding' getting an 'A' certificate

The reports of 'Veere Di Wedding' receiving an 'A' certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification Board (CBFC) due to heavy usage of cuss words have been doing the rounds for the past few days.