Prasoon Joshi

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Ex-CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani opens up about his controversial tenure

06 Jan 2021

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.

Swara Bhasker trolled for her new web series 'Rasbhari'

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.

'Masakali 2.0': Sidharth Malhotra believes the criticism is reasonable

13 Apr 2020

'Masakali 2.0': Sidharth Malhotra believes the criticism is reasonable

Even with the entire world at standstill, Tanishk Bagchi still managed to spark a major controversy.

Mohit Chauhan breaks his silence on the 'Masakali 2.0' fiasco

11 Apr 2020

Mohit Chauhan breaks his silence on the 'Masakali 2.0' fiasco

Clearly, nobody is happy with the new Masakali song.

'Masakali 2.0': Reminding of efforts, Rahman gracefully slams new version

09 Apr 2020

'Masakali 2.0': Reminding of efforts, Rahman gracefully slams new version

Tanishk Bagchi has done it again!

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

06 Jan 2020

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

Last night, the Centre organized a special dinner with Bollywood celebrities as part of its outreach program for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

04 Oct 2019

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

An FIR has been registered against celebrities, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, and historian Ramachandra Guha, who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising incidents of mob lynching.

62 celebrities, including Kangana, slam open letter to PM

26 Jul 2019

62 celebrities, including Kangana, slam open letter to PM

Days after 49 personalities wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to do something about lynching incidents, 62 celebrities shot back slamming their "selective outrage".

Indian beauties at Cannes: Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika, Kangana

14 May 2019

Indian beauties at Cannes: Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika, Kangana

Several Bollywood actresses are now in talks with their stylists, nutritionists and gym instructors, because they have a red carpet to grace soon.

People are loving these pictures of PM with Bollywood celebrities

12 Jan 2019

People are loving these pictures of PM with Bollywood celebrities

On Thursday, Prime Minister Modi met a delegation of Bollywood celebrities, which included Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, and Ayushmann Khurrana, among others.

Pliable trends, courtesy Rahul Gandhi's 'definition of journalism'

04 Jan 2019

Pliable trends, courtesy Rahul Gandhi's 'definition of journalism'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi used the word 'pliable' to describe ANI editor Smita Prakash, who interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 1, Tuesday.

IFFI 2018: Bollywood bigwigs to take classes, deliver sessions

19 Nov 2018

IFFI 2018: Bollywood bigwigs to take classes, deliver sessions

Prasoon Joshi, Meghna Gulzar, David Dhawan, and Shoojit Sircar are among some of the Bollywood personalities who will attend the 49th IFFI as part of the movie gala's Masterclasses and In-Conversations sessions.

Why should you and I question the government?

11 Nov 2018

Why should you and I question the government?

Democracy has given citizens a brahmastra- the right to question the government.

BJP leader alleges film 'Kedarnath' promoting love jihad, demands ban

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.

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

05 Nov 2018

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.

'Sanju' lands in legal trouble over 'prostitutes' dialogue in trailer

27 Jun 2018

'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.

Row over "toilet leakage scene" in Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Sanju'

12 Jun 2018

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'.

Govinda to play Vijay Mallya in Pahlaj Nihalani's next movie

29 May 2018

Govinda to play Vijay Mallya in Pahlaj Nihalani's next movie

Pahlaj Nihalani, the former head of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), is all set to make a film on the life of absconding businessman Vijay Mallya.

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

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.

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: Karni Sena demands complete ban on the film

06 Jan 2018

Padmavati: Karni Sena demands complete ban on the film

Earlier, the censor board had asked the makers of Padmavati to modify the movie a bit.

Now, Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena demands pan-India ban on 'Padmavati'

03 Jan 2018

Now, Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena demands pan-India ban on 'Padmavati'

Just when we thought the sun is finally shining on Padmavati, a new controversy has popped up.

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 will get a certificate only after historians review it

27 Dec 2017

Padmavati will get a certificate only after historians review it

New set of hurdles await the movie 'Padmavati', as the CBFC has announced that it would get a certificate only after the historians review it and give a no-objection certificate.

Now, royal family is apprehensive about examining Padmavati

26 Dec 2017

Now, royal family is apprehensive about examining Padmavati

Trouble doesn't seem to leave Padmavati's way anytime soon.

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'.

Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law irks Karni Sena by dancing on 'Ghoomar'

30 Nov 2017

Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law irks Karni Sena by dancing on 'Ghoomar'

That the Karni Sena has a problem with 'Padmavati' is well-known, but it seems it has issues with everyone who associates themselves to it in any way.

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).

'Padmavati' now banned in Madhya Pradesh even before release

20 Nov 2017

'Padmavati' now banned in Madhya Pradesh even before release

A day after the makers of 'Padmavati' pushed back its release, the Madhya Pradesh government has banned the movie in the state.

Padmavati: Chittorgarh Fort shuts down for first time since independence

18 Nov 2017

Padmavati: Chittorgarh Fort shuts down for first time since independence

With 12 days remaining for its release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Padmavati, is getting shrouded in controversies, more violent each day.

Padmavati: Karni Sena threatens to chop off Deepika Padukone's nose

17 Nov 2017

Padmavati: Karni Sena threatens to chop off Deepika Padukone's nose

With its release date approaching, the hullabaloo surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic drama Padmavati is getting more violent.

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.