Leela Samson

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Vishwaroopam: Filmmakers call it 'state terrorism' January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Rituparno Ghosh strongly supported embattled actor-turned-director Kamal Haasan and said the hounding he is facing can only be termed as 'state terrorism'. "I quite understand the filmmmaker's pain and constraints extraneously imposed - artificial constraints - that is restricting his work to be viewed in...
  • Samson's resignation recall as Kalakshetra head quashed August 9, 2012

    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 Leela’s resignation was accepted, there was no provision in the Kalakshetra Foundation Act to permit...
  • TN: Kalakshetra chief restrained from functioning August 1, 2012

    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 August 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The Chairman of the SC/ST commission PL Punia got a pre-screening of Prakash Jha’s "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...
  • SC/ST Commission may defer 'Aarakshan' release August 10, 2011

    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 March 28, 2011

    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 tenure ends...