Censor

  • Upendra's 'Brahma' to be released with U/A certificate 31-01-2014 05:36 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Twitter users slam the new Censor Board CEO for his remarks on Bollywood 16-01-2014 12:29 PM

    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 18-12-2013 04:10 PM

    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...
  • Sharmila Tagore calls SC verdict on homosexuality shameful 13-12-2013 04:38 PM

    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 S...
  • 'Dhat Teri Ki' a perfect debut, says new singer in B-town Sanam Puri 04-11-2013 12:25 PM

    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 12-10-2013 10:30 AM

    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...
  • Censor Board orders change in 'Shahid' dialogue 26-09-2013 02:04 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Censor board chief calls members an 'embarrassment', served legal notice 22-09-2013 05:31 PM

    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 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...
  • Rape cases reveal our society's patriarchal mindset: Dr Mohini Giri 23-04-2013 06:15 PM

    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 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...
  • FTN: Is culture intolerance increasing in Bengal? 26-02-2013 11:59 PM

    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. ...
  • Delighted by news on Cinematograph Act: Leela Samson 31-01-2013 10:16 AM

    Censor board chairperson Leela Samson welcomed the government's step of considering amendments to the Cinematograph Act. ...
  • The Last Word: What does 'Vishwaroopam' row tell us about our attitude to freedom of expression? 30-01-2013 10:00 PM

    What does the 'Vishwaroopam' controversy tell us about the censor board? About the Jayalalithaa government? ...
  • Actors, writers express anger at protests against 'Vishwaroopam' 25-01-2013 11:10 AM

    A few Muslim groups protested against Kamal Haasan's lates, 'Vishwaroopam', alleging that its content was hurtful. ...