Censor Board

  • Bollywood not helping us in Censor Board corruption matter, says CBI September 12, 2014

    After a successful operation exposing alleged corruption at top level in Censor Board, CBI is finding it difficult to make much headway as the people from the film industry are not coming forward to help the agency. CBI sources said it took nearly three months of surveillance on sacked CEO of...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar appreciates Censor Board for allowing 'Finding Fanny' team to use the word 'virgin' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is glad that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has allowed the team of "Finding Fanny" to use the term "virgin" and has approved it with a UA certificate. It's something he wasn't allowed in his film "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" in 2011. "Appreciate that...
  • Censor board approves 'I am a virgin' dialogue in Deepika Padukone's 'Finding Fanny'; to be included in the film September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Homi Adajania along with the team of 'Finding Fanny' breathed a sigh of relief as the censor board gave their nod to include the dialogue "I am a virgin" in the film. Earlier, the Censor Board of Film Certification had raised objection to the dialogue and had asked...
  • Bribery at censor board worse than economic offences: Mumbai Court September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The special court which is hearing the bail application of Rakesh Kumar, the suspended CEO of Central Board of Film Certification, on Wednesday said that the crime in this case was worse than economic offences. Kumar is accused of taking bribes to grant censor certificate to films. ...
  • CBI mulls DA case against Central Board CEO Rakesh Kumar August 31, 2014

    Mumbai: CBI, which is probing the alleged bribery case involving Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar, is contemplating filing a case of Disproportionate Assets (DA) against him. "We are presently scrutinising the documents and articles seized so far to ascertain the possibility of a DA case against...
  • Aamir Khan: I don't want young children to see 'Mardaani' because of the language used and violence shown in the film August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who had praised actress Rani Mukherjee for her work in 'Mardaani', has said young children should not watch the film, primarily because of "kind of language" used in it. "There are some words in the film that I will not want children to watch. I don't...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 24, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the IndiaPakistan relations. Also on the show, Broacha takes on the ongoing campaign 'Clean Up India.' ...
  • Creative team of 'Mardaani' not ready to compromise on the film, won't release it in Pakistan August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Yash Raj Films Rani Mukerjistarrer 'Mardaani', which released in India Friday with an Adult certification, wont hit the screens in Pakistan due to demands for a few changes. A spokesperson for the film said that when the Pakistan Film Censor Board saw the film that addresses the issue of...
  • Controversial film hailing Indira Gandhi's killers not to be released tomorrow: I&B Ministry August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has said that a film on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi will not be released as scheduled on Friday. The film, 'Kaum De Heere', purportedly hails Indira's killers. The Home Ministry had taken a serious view of the film after the Intelligence Bureau warned...
  • Films cleared by Censor Board during Rakesh Kumar's tenure under CBI scanner August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday arrested Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar for allegedly demanding Rs 70,000 as bribe for clearing a regional movie. According to CBI sources here, the arrest was made late in the evening in Mumbai as the Central Board of Film Certification CEO came under the agency...
  • CBI arrests Censor Board CEO on bribery charge August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Monday arrested Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar for allegedly demanding Rs 70,000 as bribe for clearing a regional movie. According to CBI sources, the arrest was made late in the evening in Mumbai as the Central Board of Film Certification CEO came under the agency...
  • CBI arrests Censor Board CEO in a graft case August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has arrested the CEO of Central Board of Film Certification, Rajesh Kumar, after a complaint was filed against him. An Indian Railway Postal Service Officer of 1995 batch officer Kumar was on deputation to Central Board of Film Certification. Earlier he had come under the CBI scanner for...
  • Kissing scenes: Censor to use same yardstick for Hollywood, Bollywood August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Hollywood films were allowed more kisses even for films certified for all ages, but now in a bid to stop allegations of discrepancies in the certification of Indian and international films, the censor board has decided to treat kissing scenes in Hollywood and Bollywood with the same yardstick. The Central...
  • Censor Board slams jokes on Johnny Lever's name 'Abdullah' in 'Entertainment' August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The censor board has objected to the way Johnny Lever's character's name has been mispronounced in the forthcoming film 'Entertainment' and asked its makers to change it. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which viewed the film late last week, has asked that Lever's character's name be changed. Said a...
  • Upendra's 'Brahma' to be released with U/A certificate January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Upendra's forthcoming Kannada film 'Brahma' has been awarded the U/A certificate by the Censor Board. Now, the film is all set to hit the screens on February 7, 2014. If reports are anything to go by, the film's rights have been sold for the same price as that of...
  • Censor Board discriminated against 'Shahid': Hansal Mehta January 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Writerdirector Hansal Mehta has accused censor board of discrimination, saying his film 'Shahid' was rated 'A' while big films like 'Ramleela' and 'Madras Cafe' were given U/A certificate despite having kissing and violent scenes. Mehta, who made a return to filmmaking with the truelife inspired story after a gap of...
  • Twitter users slam the new Censor Board CEO for his remarks on Bollywood January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The newly appointed CEO of the Censor Board, Rakesh Kumar, is under attack from Twitter users for his remarks on the content of Bollywood films. In an interview given to Mumbai Mirror, Rakesh Kuamr questioned the content of films such as 'Agneepath', 'Dedh Ishqiya', 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and...
  • I'm glad Censor board didn't ban 'Miss Lovely': Director December 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia is happy that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has let his film 'Miss Lovely', which explores the world of sleazy Cgrade Indian movies, release with a few cuts and an 'A' certificate, in the country. It is indeed an 'adult film', says Ahluwalia. "The story takes...
  • Sharmila Tagore calls SC verdict on homosexuality shameful December 13, 2013

    Agra: Veteran actress and former Indian Film Censor Board chief Sharmila Tagore has described the Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality as "shameful". The SC on Wednesday had upheld the constitutional validity of the penal provision making gay sex a punishable offence. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and...
  • 'Dhat Teri Ki' a perfect debut, says new singer in Btown Sanam Puri November 4, 2013

    It's a flurry of newcomers when it comes to music in Bollywood. Random lyrics, music full of beats, the newcomers are seeing these opportunities as their perfect launch in Bollywood. One such voice people are grooving to these days is Sanam Puri who has entered Bollywood with VishalShekhar's 'Dhat Teri...
  • Boss: Objectionable word in the song muted October 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday disposed of a PIL seeking a stay on release of Akshay Kumarstarrer 'Boss' after its producer told them that an objectionable word in a song, sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh in the film, has been muted. The decision was given by a division...
  • Censor Board orders change in 'Shahid' dialogue September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked director Hansal Mehta to change a dialogue in his muchtalked about forthcoming movie 'Shahid'. The members of CBFC felt that the dialogue "Apne aap ko jihadiyon ka Gandhi samajhta hain? (Do you consider yourself the Gandhi of jehadis?) might hurt...
  • Leela Samson apologises for calling censor board members an 'embarrassment' September 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Censor board Chief Leela Samson on Sunday apologised for her comments on the board members. Samson was served a legal notice by two panel members for calling most members of the board uneducated and an embarrassment. Spokesperson of the Central Board of Film Certification though said that Leela didn't wish...
  • Censor board chief calls members an 'embarrassment', served legal notice September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Censor Board of India chief Leela Samson has been served a legal notice by two panel members for calling members of the board uneducated and an embarrassment. According to an 'Indian Express' report, Leela Samson had made these remarks in a mail to people complaining about a recently...
  • 'Bajatey Raho' passed with U/A certificate July 20, 2013

    Mumbai: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has passed director Shashant Shah's revenge comedy 'Bajatey Raho' with a U/A certificate, without suggesting any cuts. The film showcases the youth's way of dealing with con against con in order to bring justice. With Dolly Ahluwalia as the protagonist, the film has...
  • Rape cases reveal our society's patriarchal mindset: Dr Mohini Giri April 23, 2013

    In Parliament Home Minister Sushil Shinde shocked everyone with his defence, saying 'rapes take place not just in Delhi, but across the country'. What does the increasing number of rapes reveal about our society? Former chairperson of National Commission for Women Dr Mohini Giri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction...
  • I and B ministry organises festival of censored movies April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: To give a perspective on evolution of censorship in the country, a unique film festival will be held featuring movies and scenes that had once created sensation and were clipped by the censor board. The 'Cut Uncut film festival', being organised by Information and Broadcasting ministry, will screen films,...
  • I'll continue to sing and dance in movies: Kareena March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Reacting to the Censor Board's stance that item numbers in films will be examined on a case-to-case basis, actress Kareena Kapoor has said this will not stop her from doing such songs. The Censor Board has said item songs will be examined to see whether they are suitable for...
  • CBFC: No move to give 'A' certificate to all item songs March 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Censor Board has clarified that there is no move yet to give 'A' certificate to all dance numbers and such film songs will be examined on a case-to-case basis. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)'s clarification comes in the wake of raging debate about 'obscenity' in item numbers, which...
  • FTN: Is culture intolerance increasing in Bengal? February 26, 2013

    A Bengali film has courted controversy after its director alleged political discrimination by the government. The Censor Board in Kolkata denied approval to 'Kangal Malsat', a film by Suman Mukhopadhyay. ...