Censor Board (CBFC)
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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".
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.