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Over 1,400 filmmakers-actors sign letter protesting proposed Cinematograph Act amendments

30 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Over 1,400 filmmakers-actors sign letter protesting proposed Cinematograph Act amendments

In a major change to the censorship laws over entertainment endeavors in the country, the Indian government will be able to review any movie, even after it has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

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

04 Nov 2020

Entertainment
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.

Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

18 Aug 2020

Entertainment
Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

Retired Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan has accused the makers of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, a biopic on former Indian Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena, of distorting facts and portraying the IAF in a negative light.

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

13 Aug 2020

Entertainment
'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.

Petition filed against Ajay Devgn's 'Tanhaji' in Delhi High Court

15 Dec 2019

Entertainment
Petition filed against Ajay Devgn's 'Tanhaji' in Delhi High Court

Barely days after massive protests were carried out against period drama movie Panipat, another history-based film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has landed into a legal soup, over alleged distortion of history.

Jaipur theaters stop screening 'Panipat', after protests by Jat groups

11 Dec 2019

Entertainment
Jaipur theaters stop screening 'Panipat', after protests by Jat groups

Following massive protests in parts of Rajasthan over the film's content, several theaters in state capital Jaipur have now stopped screening of Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama movie Panipat, upon orders of the state government.

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

08 Sep 2019

India
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.

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

03 Jul 2019

Entertainment
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.

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

08 Apr 2019

India
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.

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

25 Jan 2019

Entertainment
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

India
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.

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

05 Nov 2018

Entertainment
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.

Salman gets relief, SC says no coercive action against 'Loveyatri'

27 Sep 2018

Entertainment
Salman gets relief, SC says no coercive action against 'Loveyatri'

The Supreme Court today directed that no coercive action is to be taken in any part of India against Salman Khan Ventures Pvt Ltd, the producer of upcoming movie 'Loveyatri'.

'Manmarziyaan': Kashyap isn't but Abhishek is fine with scene deletion

23 Sep 2018

Entertainment
'Manmarziyaan': Kashyap isn't but Abhishek is fine with scene deletion

'Manmarziyaan' actor Abhishek Bachchan has found himself on the opposite side of the battle line from director Anurag Kashyap, as he has supported the chopping of the smoking scenes from the movie.

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

20 Sep 2018

Entertainment
'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'.

'Loveratri' to 'Loveyatri', but Hindu-outfit still displeased with Salman's production

20 Sep 2018

Entertainment
'Loveratri' to 'Loveyatri', but Hindu-outfit still displeased with Salman's production

Aayush Sharma's debut movie 'Loveyatri' has become controversy's favorite child.

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

12 Aug 2018

India
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

Entertainment
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.

Now, Rajkummar Rao starrer 'Omerta' to release on May 4

19 Apr 2018

Entertainment
Now, Rajkummar Rao starrer 'Omerta' to release on May 4

The release of Rajkummar Rao-starrer "Omerta" has been postponed to May 4 as the clearance from the Censor Board on the film came in recently.

Padmaavat-row: Censor board's Prasoon Joshi won't attend Jaipur Literature Festival

27 Jan 2018

India
Padmaavat-row: Censor board's Prasoon Joshi won't attend Jaipur Literature Festival

The self-proclaimed protectors of Hindu culture and tradition have done it again. Their latest victim is Censor Board chief, Prasoon Joshi. He won't be attending the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) after Rajput organization Karni Sena threatened to create a ruckus.

Anurag Kashyap thanks CBFC and Smriti Irani for 'Mukkabaaz'

09 Jan 2018

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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.

After 'Padmavati', now 'Tiger Zinda Hai' sees violent protests

23 Dec 2017

Entertainment
After 'Padmavati', now 'Tiger Zinda Hai' sees violent protests

After 'Padmavati', Rajasthan is now the hotbed for protests against Salman Khan-starrer 'Tiger Zinda Hai'.

Padmavati: Censor Board seeks help from royal family for certification

23 Dec 2017

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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).

'An Insignificant Man', documentary on Kejriwal, releases on Nov 17

13 Oct 2017

Entertainment
'An Insignificant Man', documentary on Kejriwal, releases on Nov 17

'An Insignificant Man', a documentary on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, will hit theatres on November 17.

Anupam Kher appointed new FTII chairman

11 Oct 2017

India
Anupam Kher appointed new FTII chairman

Actor Anupam Kher has been appointed the new chairman of Pune's Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Bhojpuri cinema: From wholesome family entertainment to soft porn

13 Sep 2017

Entertainment
Bhojpuri cinema: From wholesome family entertainment to soft porn

Bhojpuri movies have lately been associated with double meaning titles, actresses showing too much skin and raunchy dialogues.

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

12 Sep 2017

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
'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

Entertainment
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

India
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

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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.

New Cinematograph Act to let government take over Censor Board

13 Jul 2017

India
New Cinematograph Act to let government take over Censor Board

The Draft Bill for the new Cinematograph Act is out and looks like the government will now be able to "take over the certification body under special circumstances".

Cleared 'Mastizaade', but not 'intercourse': The whimsical Indian Censor Board

06 Jul 2017

Entertainment
Cleared 'Mastizaade', but not 'intercourse': The whimsical Indian Censor Board

With its whimsical and erratic decisions, the Indian Censor Board has become a bit of a joke.

FCAT directs 'A' certificate for 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'

26 Apr 2017

Entertainment
FCAT directs 'A' certificate for 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'

The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has directed the Central Board of Film Certification to issue an 'A' (Adult) certificate to 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', which has till now been denied certification.