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  • Google taking requests to censor results in Europe May 31, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO: Google is accepting requests from Europeans who want to erase unflattering information from the results produced by the world's dominant search engine. The demands can be submitted on a Web page that Google opened late Thursday in response to a landmark ruling issued two weeks ago by Europe's highest...
  • 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: Writer-director 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 true-life 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 C-grade 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 B-town 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 Vishal-Shekhar'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 Kumar-starrer '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 much-talked 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,...
  • China censors online fan club for new First Lady March 29, 2013

    Beijing: An online fan club devoted to Peng Liyuan, the glamorous wife of new Chinese President Xi Jinping, was suddenly shut down by authorities, media reports said. The fan club for 50-year-old Peng on the microblog platform Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter had attracted more than 5,600 followers before it...
  • 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. ...
  • WB: TMC MP slams Mamata govt over ban on film February 25, 2013

    Kolkata: In increasing trouble for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has criticised the move by the censor board in Kolkata to deny approval to 'Kangal Malsat', a film that contains references to Singur issue and Banerjee's swearing in. Speaking against the move, Suman hit out...
  • No approval to Bengali film portraying Mamata's swearing-in February 25, 2013

    Kolkata: 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. The film contains references to the Singur issue and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in. According to a...
  • Government to re-look into the Cinematographic Act January 31, 2013

    new Delhi: Against the backdrop of the controversy over Kamal Haasan's film 'Vishwaroopam', the central government Thursday said it will form a committee for a 're-look' into the Cinematographic Act to make the censor board's regulatory framework more robust. "Certain issues have come up as a result of certain decisions which...
  • Need to revisit Cinematograph Act: I&B Minister January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of controversy surrounding Kamal Haasan's film 'Vishwaroopam', Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on January 31 said there was a need to "revisit" the Cinematograph Act to ensure decisions of the Censor Board are implemented. "Time-cinematographic act revisited to ensure implementational integrity (of) certification decisions,...
  • Delighted by news on Cinematograph Act: Leela Samson January 31, 2013

    Censor board chairperson Leela Samson welcomed the government's step of considering amendments to the Cinematograph Act. Leela Samson said, "If the government comes up with this, it is the best news I have heard in a long time. We have been defending ourselves in Chennai against what the attorney said...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' ban: Advocate General blames censor board January 31, 2013

    Chennai: Just a day after Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' got the green signal from the Madras High Court to screen the film, the decision was overturned on Wednesday. Tamil Nadu Advocate General A Navaneetha Krishnan said the interim order was against public interest and that the censor board itself was flouting...
  • The Last Word: What does 'Vishwaroopam' row tell us about our attitude to freedom of expression? January 30, 2013

    What does the 'Vishwaroopam' controversy tell us about the censor board? About the Jayalalithaa government? And the attitude of the Indian system to freedom of expression? ...
  • 'David' gets U/A certificate, cleared with two cuts January 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Bejoy Nambiar's much talked-about 'David' has been cleared by the Censor Board Of Film Certification(CBFC) with just two minor cuts in the part featuring actor Vinay Virmani. The film was cleared late Monday night. According to sources, the examining committee of the CBFC had ordered prominent cuts in the part featuring...
  • Indians are ready for Vishwaroopam release, idiots aren't: Sudhish Kamath January 28, 2013

    Hindu's film critic Sudhish Kamath joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on what the Vishwaroopam controversy is about. Q. The film already got delayed much and heard that it got released in piracy also. Do you think the movie will have the grand opening which it deserves if it released tomorrow...
  • Actors, writers express anger at protests against 'Vishwaroopam' January 25, 2013

    A few Muslim groups protested against Kamal Haasan's lates, 'Vishwaroopam', alleging that its content was hurtful. ...
  • China censors cut 40 minutes 'Cloud Atlas' January 24, 2013

    Beijing: Censors in China have reportedly edited out 40 minutes of content from the sci-fi epic 'Cloud Atlas' before its release next week, cutting the film to just 137 for its mainland version. The original film, based on the novel of the same name, spanned 172-minutes long for European and American...
  • Khiladi 786: Pak censor bans the film's promos December 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani censors have banned advertisements for Bollywood star Akshay Kumar's latest film 'Khiladi 786' because the number 786 is revered by some Muslims and could hurt their sentiments. The Censor Board has directed cinema halls and distributors not to release the movie's trailers and to remove billboards for the...