Leela Samson

  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Samson's resignation recall as Kalakshetra head quashed 09-08-2012 02:00 PM

    Chennai: The High Court on Wednesday set aside an order of the Centre, allowing Leela Samson to withdraw her resignation and asking her to join duty as the director of Kalakshetra Foundation in Tiruvanmiyur. Once Leelas resignation was accepted, there was no provision in the Kalakshetra Foundation Act to permit...
  • TN: Kalakshetra chief restrained from functioning 01-08-2012 01:23 PM

    Chennai: Leela Samson was restrained from functioning as the director of Kalakshetra Foundation in Tiruvanmyur by the Madras High Court on Tuesday. Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar passed the interim order while entertaining a writ petition from a group of 16 Kalakshetra employees. Appointed in February 2005, Leela attained the age...
  • 'Aarakshan' needs more editing: SC/ST panel 10-08-2011 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Chairman of the SC/ST commission PL Punia got a pre-screening of Prakash Jhas "Aarakshan" and sought to play super censor, saying there were objectionable dialogues. But the Censor Board chief Leela Samson was categorical and the movie will be released without any further cuts. The film releases...
  • SC/ST Commission may defer 'Aarakshan' release 10-08-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes has asked the Censor Board to defer the release of Prakash Jha's contentious film Aarakshan saying it will create communal disharmony. The NCSCST also said some dialogues and sequences in the movie are objectionable. The commission will be meeting...
  • Leela Samson likely to head censor board 28-03-2011 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Well-known Bharatnatyam dancer Leela Samson is expected to be the next chief of the censor board, an official of the ministry of information and broadcasting said. She will succeed yesteryears actress Sharmila Tagore. "The outgoing censor chief has requested that the new person should be appointed before her...