CENSOR BOARD

  • Government defends new appointments to Censor Board, says it's a 'mix of all' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Under attack for naming people with BJP connections to the Censor Board, the government on Tuesday defended its appointments saying the idea was to have a "mix of all" in the composition of the statutory body which saw mass resignations last week after its earlier chief stepped down...
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  • Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani is CBFC chief, 9 new members also appointed January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani has been appointed as new chairperson of Central Board of film Certification (CBFC). This comes after previous CBFC chief Leela Samson resigned last week from the top post in the panel citing interference and corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Newly appointed Censor Board chief...
  • We are not Congress stooges, says Censor Board's Ira Bhaskar January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Academician Ira Bhaskar, one of the 10 members to quit the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) following chairperson Leela Samson's resignation, says they are "not Congress stooges" and were never "rebels without a cause". A proof, she says, is the December 2013 letter in which the board had...
  • Anupam Kher criticises Censor Board chairman Leela Samson for resigning from her post January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Former Censor Board chairman and veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has criticised current chairman Leela Samson for resigning from her post. Samson, who headed the statutory body under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, resigned amid controversy surrounding the clearance of controversial film 'Messenger of God' featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief...
  • Leela Samson technically wrong; she has created a political row, says Anupam Kher January 18, 2015

    In the latest development in the controversy between the members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the government over autonomy of the board, former panel chief Anupam Kher on Sunday said that Leela Samson is creating a political row by resigning from her post adding that her...
  • Arun Jaitley lashes out at CBFC members January 17, 2015

    Arun Jaitely hit back at CBFC members in a blog post and called them rebels. "If there is any corruption in CBFC, UPA appointees have themselves to blame," he said. ...
  • Jaitley hits out at censor board, says UPA appointees to be blamed for any corruption January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Slamming former Censor board chief Leela Samson and other members of the board for resigning from their posts over allegations of interference by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday shrugged off the responsibility from the NDA government. "If there is any corruption in...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter to...
  • Ira Bhaskar quits Censor Board to protest certification to 'MSG' January 17, 2015

    After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar also decided to quit. Samson mentioned "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organisation appointed by the Ministry" as reasons for...
  • Censor Board is the last word, we dont interfere: Government January 17, 2015

    The Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore slammed Leela Samson saying that the tribunal was doing it's job and was an independent body. He also said that if she had allegations of co-ercion she should present evidence that there was interference. ...
  • MSG row takes its toll, Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of chief Leela Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this issue...
  • Censor Board members up in arms, Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    Just three days after the Censor Board refused certification to Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's controversial film Messenger of God, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal overturned that decision. Hours later, Censor board Chief Leela Samson resigned, terming the Tribunal's decision "a mockery" of the Censor Board. ...
  • Leela Samson resigns: Is it time to scrap the Censor Board? January 16, 2015

    The Censor Board is up in arms after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal cleared the release of the controversial movie 'Messenger of God' despite the board having said no to the film. Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned in protest and more members of the board have followed suit. ...
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  • I am not trying to play god in the movie: Dera Chief January 16, 2015

    Ram Rahim Singh denied playing god in the movie and urged protesters to see the movie for themselves before passing judgement. He also denied putting any pressure on the censor board. Dera supporters are celebrating the clearance of the film by the apellate tribunal. ...
  • This is a serious charge by the Censor board chief: Congress January 16, 2015

    Leela Samson's resignation is one among many in the recent past. The style of the Modi government is that of a dictatorial style of functioning. Independently, their work was not allowed to be carried out. That is a serious charge she has made. ...
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  • News 360: Nothing objectionable in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief January 16, 2015

    There has been a big controversy over the film 'MSG - Messenger of God' by Dera Saccha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh. Censor board chief Leela Samson has resigned citing interference by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ...
  • I have not called myself God in 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim January 16, 2015

    Gurgaon: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday denied that he had called himself God in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God'. He said there was nothing objectionable in his film and that the Censor Board has muted just two words. Speaking with mediapersons in Gurgaon after...
  • Another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of Leela Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this issue...
  • Protests in Bhatinda, Amritsar over release of Dera Sacha Sauda chief's controversial movie January 16, 2015

    Chandigarh: Tense scenes were witnessed in Bhatinda and Amritsar over the release of film 'MSG - The Messenger of God' starring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The movie sparked protests after Dera supporters celebrated the film's clearance by the apellate tribunal while opposing groups called for a...
  • Show us proof of coercion, I&B Ministry asks Censor Board ex-chief Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption and coercion in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the ministry has hit back at her demanding proofs for her allegations. "The chairperson has spoken of coercion. The government would like to see the letter which can prove...
  • Protesting against corruption in I&B Ministry, Censor Board chief Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Citing interference and corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Censor Board chief Leela Samson has resigned from the top post in the panel. In a statement on her resignation, Samson mentioned "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organisation appointed by the Ministry" as...
  • Censor Board denies certification to Dera Sacha Sauda chief's film 'The Messenger of God' January 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Censor Board on Monday denied certification to the release of Dera Sachcha Sauda chief's film "The Messenger of God". The movie features controversial chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in lead role. The film, which features Ram Rahim as Guruji along with Flora Saini and Jayshree Soni,...
  • Censor board member says he objected to 'PK' prior to its release, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand demands a CBI probe January 6, 2015

    Narsinghpur: A film censor board member on Monday said he had objected to some scenes of Aamir Khan's 'PK' ahead of its release but was ignored, as Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati demanded a CBI probe over how the movie got the censor board certificate. Some censor board members Monday visited the ashram...
  • 'PK' backlash: Movies which show against Hinduism should be boycotted, says Ramdev December 29, 2014

    After the Bajrang Dal staged protests against Aamir Khan's new film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad, yogaguru Ramdev said, "Before speaking anything against Christianity and Islam, people think twice but when it comes to Hinduism, anyone speak anything against of it. It is very unfortunate. These people and films should...
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