Central Board of Film Certification: News

24 May 2023


Kangana Ranaut slams states that banned 'The Kerala Story'

Kangana Ranaut is known for her fiery opinions. The actor has never minced her words and has been in the headlines for the same. Recently, the Queen actor visited a temple in Haridwar, where she was asked about the ongoing controversy regarding the Sudipto Sen directorial The Kerala Story.

24 Mar 2023


Anubhav Sinha's 'Bheed' faces the wrath of CBFC; details inside

Central Board of Certification (CBFC) is infamous for its censorship which panders to the serving government. Many a time, directors have waged legal cases against the institution for vehement censorship.

24 Jan 2023


SRK-starrer 'Pathaan' to go through another censorship for OTT release

Pathaan is the most anticipated film of 2023. From record-breaking advance bookings to previously shut single screens being re-opened, fans are eagerly waiting for the actioner.

14 Jan 2023


PIL against Prabhas-starrer 'Adipurush'; Allahabad HC seeks censor board's reply

The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow Bench has issued a notice to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), seeking its reply on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against the upcoming film Adipurush by one Kuldeep Tiwari.

08 Jan 2023


Arjun Kapoor-Tabu-Konkona starrer 'Kuttey' receives CBFC 'A' certificate; check runtime

Aasmaan Bhardwaj's directorial debut, the anxiously-anticipated Kuttey is all set to knock on theaters on Friday (January 13).

29 Dec 2022


CBFC advises changes to 'Pathaan' amid 'Besharam Rang' controversy  

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has advised the makers of Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan to undertake some changes to the film, along with the songs, and then submit a revised version for certification.

03 Nov 2022

Bollywood Films

#NewsBytesExplainer: Wondering how censor board works? Know everything about it

Ahead of every film's release, it's mandatory for the makers to submit the film to the Indian censor board, now known as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

09 Oct 2022

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Doctor G' gets 'A' certificate from CBFC

Ahead of its release on October 14, Ayushmann Khurrana-Rakul Preet Singh-Shefali Shah starrer social comedy Doctor G has been rated "A" by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

29 Aug 2022


Kartik Aaryan shoots down tobacco endorsement deal worth Rs. 9cr

Bollywood's "Shehzada" Kartik Aaryan is winning hearts after he reportedly decided to turn down a tobacco endorsement deal that would have brought in the moolah.

23 Apr 2022


CBFC awards U/A certification for 'Runway 34', 'Acharya', 'Doctor Strange'

Moviemakers have recently been on a spree of releasing new films.

30 Jun 2021


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).

08 Apr 2021


FCAT abolished, HC only option for aggrieved filmmakers; celebrities react

The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), a statutory body constituted to hear appeals by filmmakers aggrieved by the orders of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), has been dissolved.

06 Jan 2021

Pahlaj Nihalani

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.

04 Nov 2020

Censor Board (CBFC)

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.

29 Oct 2020

Akshay Kumar

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

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

10 Oct 2020

Deepika Padukone

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

04 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

12 Feb 2019

Alia Bhatt

'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.

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.

14 Jan 2019

Kapil Sharma

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

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

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.

26 Dec 2018

Shiv Sena

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

06 Sep 2018


'Loveratri' is a beautiful title, doesn't demean any culture: Salman

Superstar Salman Khan has said his upcoming home production 'Loveratri' does not disrespect or demean any culture.

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.

16 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

'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.

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.

27 Jun 2018

Ranbir Kapoor

'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.

12 Jun 2018

Ranbir Kapoor

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'.