POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 10, 2015 AT 23:25 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 10, 2015 23:25 IST

Recently the Supreme Court lifted the 1990 ban which had been imposed on the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, preventing it from being staged in Kerala. 

The court said that since Jesus Christ Superstar had already been produced all over the world and is available online, a ban, based on an order by the district collector, serves no purpose.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Mar 24, 2015 AT 14:51 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 24, 2015 14:51 IST
The Supreme Court today struck down a provision in the cyber law which provides power to arrest a person for posting allegedly "offensive" content on websites.
 
Terming liberty of thought and expression as "cardinal", a bench of justices J Chelameswar and R F Nariman said, "The public's right to know is directly affected by section 66A of the Information Technology Act."
 
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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 16, 2015 AT 20:05 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 16, 2015 20:05 IST

In its 40th year, Ramesh Sippy's 1975 classic, Sholay, is finally getting a release in Pakistan. But strangely, the version that our neighbours will get to see, "while being the same as the one seen by millions in India, is still not going to be the version that was intended by Sippy".

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 13, 2015 AT 19:41 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 13, 2015 19:41 IST

The Central Board for film certification in India has released a list of Hindi and English words that it does not want used in any certification category. 

The list has all the usual suspects; commonly used English cuss words and their Hindi counterparts. The list also includes an ambiguous ban on verbs that may have sexual connotations, violence against women, blooshed and anything that has double meanings. 

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 03, 2015 AT 17:03 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 03, 2015 17:03 IST

A couple of days after the AIB Knockout roast went viral on the internet, a censor board member tweeted against the 'porn show on stage', and particularly Karan Johar, who was the roastmaster at the event.

 

An unfazed Johar took to Twitter to reply to Pandit.

 

A lot of voices came out both in support of and against his statement and the show itself.

Pandit later defended his tweets against Johar, saying he was only reacting to the way in which the filmmaker and the other brilliant actors used such kind of language which should not be spoken at a public show.

"They can't use the language in public that is not decent in any form," he said, adding, "the entire show was abnormal".

"I have reacted because I am a Karan Johar fan, Ranveer Singh fan, Arjun Kapoor man....I have very right to do that. And if they feel about my tweet if they are hurt about my tweet, they can consider it as an extension of their roast," he said in Jaipur.

As of now, the event and the stars awaits probe by Maharashtra government on 'appropriate clearences'.

With inputs from PTI

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 03, 2015 AT 17:03 IST, Edited At: Feb 03, 2015 17:03 IST
     
 
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