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31 Mar 2024

Dev Patel

'Monkey Man' release faces delay; might release on April 26

Dev Patel's hotly awaited film, Monkey Man, is experiencing a delay in its Indian release.

20 Jan 2023


Hindu seer sets up 'Dharma Censor Board' for 'anti-religious' content

With the view to keep a track of the "anti-religious" content in films, web series, and documentaries, a 10-member Dharma Censor Board has been constituted by prominent Hindu seer Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati.

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.

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.

05 Nov 2018

Bombay High Court

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.

27 Sep 2018


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'.

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.

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.

19 Apr 2018


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.

27 Jan 2018


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.

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.

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.

13 Sep 2017


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.

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.

13 Jul 2017


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".

06 Jul 2017


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.

20 Sep 2016

2002 Gujarat Riots

Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Coca Cola

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused to clear a documentary titled 'Charlie and the Coca Cola Factory' on the grounds that the film was "misleading and [had] political motive".