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  • Mumbai: HC notice to Centre, CBFC on anti-smoking warning in films 04-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government and the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) on a petition by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap challenging the notification that made an anti-smoking disclaimer mandatory during smoking scenes in a movie. A division bench of Chief Justice...
  • Censor Board discriminated against 'Shahid': Hansal Mehta 21-01-2014 04:10 PM

    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...
  • Leela Samson apologises for calling censor board members an 'embarrassment' 22-09-2013 09:25 PM

    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...
  • Farhan Akhtar: Censor Board must stand up for filmmakers 29-08-2013 12:56 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar believes the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should speak up for filmmakers when movies such as 'Madras Cafe' get caught in controversies despite being cleared by the board. Even as John Abraham's 'Madras Cafe' has been appreciated by the audiences, it has also invited protest...
  • PIL filed against 'Madras Cafe' screening, HC orders issue of notice 20-08-2013 07:42 PM

    The Madras High Court bench on Tuesday ordered issue of notices to Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) , Tamil Nadu DGP, producer and director of the Bollywood movie "Madras Cafe" on a PIL seeking to ban the film and quash certification issued to it in Madurai. Justice N...
  • 'Bajatey Raho' passed with U/A certificate 20-07-2013 06:42 PM

    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...
  • Stop moral policing on cinema: Akkineni Nagarjuna 06-05-2013 01:02 PM

    Chennai: As Indian cinema completed a century, Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna said that all types of moral policing on cinema by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should be stopped. He said cinema can't be held accountable for what is happening in society. "It's good to have a governing...
  • Ramesh Sippy: We changed Sholay's climax because of CBFC 27-04-2013 06:18 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy was not happy with the way his magnum opus 'Sholay' ended as he had to re-shoot the climax after the censor board objected to the violence in the original scene. Taking part in a debate on the use of cuss words and onscreen violence in...
  • I and B ministry organises festival of censored movies 10-04-2013 04:11 PM

    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...
  • Censor Board wants the word 'Indian' in its title 25-11-2012 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: The country's film certification board is vying to get the word 'Indian' in its title, which would bring it in tune with its foreign counterparts and address a long felt lacuna. Well-placed sources said that the Board has already written to the Information and Broadcasting ministry seeking that...
  • Demand to curb frivolous litigation against films 15-11-2012 01:01 PM

    Mumbai: Film and Television Producers Guild (FTPG) has sought the Centre's intervention to discourage frivolous litigation challenging the content of films that have been certified for exhibition by the CBFC. In a letter to the new Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari on November 9, Guild president Mukesh Bhatt said...
  • Bollywood calls for revamp of certification rules 30-10-2012 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Members of the film fraternity today erupted into a debate about the process of film certification in the country, calling for a revamp in the constitution of the CBFC and The Cinematograph Act of 1952. Industry stalwarts like Mukesh Bhatt, Ramesh Sippy, Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra and Shabana...
  • UA, S, X, R demystified: How films are rated 15-06-2011 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: In a recent interaction Samvaad CBFC 2011, organized by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Leela Samson promised to bring in more transparency in the film certification process and said a new film classification system, instead of the current censorship one, would be in place. The...