Censor Board (CBFC)

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

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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.

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.

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.

Alexa beeps out 'C**d' from 'Abhi Na Jao Chhod kar'

28 Nov 2018

Alexa beeps out 'C**d' from 'Abhi Na Jao Chhod kar'

Alexa, Amazon's very own digital assistant, has been garnering a lot of love and appreciation in India lately.

'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.

Anurag Kashyap thanks CBFC and Smriti Irani for 'Mukkabaaz'

09 Jan 2018

Anurag Kashyap thanks CBFC and Smriti Irani for 'Mukkabaaz'

As Anurag Kashyap's directorial 'Mukkabaaz' got a U/A certificate from the CBFC, he said he is grateful to censor board chief Prasoon Joshi for a "reasonable, rational and empowering experience".

Padmavati gets U/A certificate from censor board, may change title

30 Dec 2017

Padmavati gets U/A certificate from censor board, may change title

Despite furious protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Padmavati, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted a U/A (parental guidance) certificate to the film.

Padmavati: Censor Board seeks help from royal family for certification

23 Dec 2017

Padmavati: Censor Board seeks help from royal family for certification

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has invited Mewar royal family to assist it in certifying Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial period drama 'Padmavati'.

S Durga not screened at IFFI, CBFC demands re-submission

28 Nov 2017

S Durga not screened at IFFI, CBFC demands re-submission

Marked as controversial by the I&B ministry, 'S Durga' will not be screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which will end today, despite repeated requests from the jury members.

SC dismisses plea seeking stay on Padmavati's release outside India

28 Nov 2017

SC dismisses plea seeking stay on Padmavati's release outside India

The SC has dismissed a second plea against 'Padmavati', which had sought a stay on its release outside India.

As India fights over 'Padmavati', UK clears it for release

23 Nov 2017

As India fights over 'Padmavati', UK clears it for release

After India heckled, booed and threatened it, 'Padmavati' has now been cleared for release in the UK.

Here's all you need to know about the Censor Board

20 Nov 2017

Here's all you need to know about the Censor Board

The on-going row over the delayed release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama 'Padmavati' has once again brought to focus the power of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Pahlaj Nihalani's 'Julie 2' cleared without cuts!

12 Sep 2017

Pahlaj Nihalani's 'Julie 2' cleared without cuts!

The Censor Board's verdict on Pahlaj Nihalani's 'Julie 2' is out. Surprisingly, sources say it has been cleared without any cut!

'Sanskari' Pahlaj Nihalani presents adult movie 'Julie 2'. What!

04 Sep 2017

'Sanskari' Pahlaj Nihalani presents adult movie 'Julie 2'. What!

You read that right. The former Censor Board chief who stayed in news only for his extreme standards of "sanskar" is now shedding the image he portrayed for 2.5 years.

Report: First film under Prasoon Joshi denied certificate

23 Aug 2017

Report: First film under Prasoon Joshi denied certificate

Only days after taking over as the Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Prasoon Joshi banned the first film that came for certification under his leadership.

CBFC head Prasoon Joshi and his long relations with BJP

12 Aug 2017

CBFC head Prasoon Joshi and his long relations with BJP

The Indian film industry seems to be quite relieved with adman-writer-lyricist-poet Prasoon Joshi replacing Pahlaj Nihalani as the Chairman of Central Bureau of Film Certification.

Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as CBFC Chief, Prasoon Joshi replaces him

11 Aug 2017

Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as CBFC Chief, Prasoon Joshi replaces him

Pahlaj Nihalani has been sacked from his post as the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification.

CBFC can now shame women for their dressing style too!

03 Aug 2017

CBFC can now shame women for their dressing style too!

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been embroiled in controversies over censor-cuts and certifications in recent times, especially after Pahlaj Nihalani was appointed its Director in 2015.