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Censor Board Removes Kashmir Reference From <em> Mission: Impossible </em>, Says It's 'Non-Negotiable'

Censor Board Removes Kashmir Reference From Mission: Impossible , Says It's 'Non-Negotiable'

According to Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi, the map shown in the film "misrepresents the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir".

31 July 2018
John Abraham's <em>Satyameva Jayate</em> Runs Into Rough Weather Over <em>Maatam</em> Scene

John Abraham's Satyameva Jayate Runs Into Rough Weather Over Maatam Scene

Shia community head, Nisar Hyder, said that a complaint was lodged in regard with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Zone, V. Satyanarayana for further...

30 July 2018

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A famous temple in Guwahati has a 'bleeding goddess' as the deity; whosoever weds 25-year-old Geeta must swear to aid her in her quest to find her parents;...

Controversial Malayalam Film <em>S Durga</em> Cleared By CBFC Without Any Cuts

Controversial Malayalam Film S Durga Cleared By CBFC Without Any Cuts

The director of the film, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, today said the movie is now eligible for public screenings

22 February 2018

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Producer's Plea Against Padmaavat Ban In Certain States

The Bharatiya Janta Party-ruled Haryana on Tuesday banned the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial period drama

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17 January 2018
<em>Padmaavat</em> Row: Allahabad HC Issues Contempt Notice To Censor Board Chief Prasoon Joshi For Not Replying To A Plea

Padmaavat Row: Allahabad HC Issues Contempt Notice To Censor Board Chief Prasoon Joshi For Not Replying To A Plea

The Lucknow bench of the court granted three weeks' time to Joshi for filing his response to the contempt notice.


16 January 2018
Haryana Becomes Fourth State To Ban The Release Of <em>Padmaavat</em>

Haryana Becomes Fourth State To Ban The Release Of Padmaavat

Padmaavat was cleared by the Censor Board with five minor modifications on December 30.


12 January 2018
Filmmaker Suman Ghosh Agrees To Remove Word 'Gujarat' From Documentary On Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

Filmmaker Suman Ghosh Agrees To Remove Word 'Gujarat' From Documentary On Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

The Central Board of Film Certification, Kolkata, had, on July 11, asked Ghosh to cut or mute six parts (both words and phrases) - 'Gujarat', 'In India',...


12 December 2017
Condom Ads 'Indecent, Inappropriate', To Be Aired On TV Only Between 10pm And 6am, Rules I&B Ministry

Condom Ads 'Indecent, Inappropriate', To Be Aired On TV Only Between 10pm And 6am, Rules I&B Ministry

This comes after repeated complaints by the viewers alleging "indecency, especially for children", added the advisory.


30 November 2017
<em>Padmavati</em> Row: Bhansali, Joshi Appear Before Parliamentary Panel To Discuss Film

Padmavati Row: Bhansali, Joshi Appear Before Parliamentary Panel To Discuss Film

Actor-MPs Paresh Rawal and Raj Babbar are also part of the panel.


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28 November 2017
Despite Court Order, Censor Board Refuses Permission To Screen <em> S Durga</em> At IFFI

Despite Court Order, Censor Board Refuses Permission To Screen S Durga At IFFI

The CBFC has ordered a re-examination of the film.


21 November 2017
Big Blow To I&B Ministry, Kerala High Court Orders Screening Of <em>S Durga</em> At IFFI

Big Blow To I&B Ministry, Kerala High Court Orders Screening Of S Durga At IFFI

Sasidharan had last week moved to the Kerala High Court against the Information and Broadcasting ministry and IFFI officials over his film S Durga being...


21 November 2017
Trying To Come Up With A 'Balanced Decision' On <em>Padmavati</em>, CBFC Chief Says It Needs Time And Space To Function

Trying To Come Up With A 'Balanced Decision' On Padmavati, CBFC Chief Says It Needs Time And Space To Function

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film is the first major hurdle that Joshi faces as the head of the Central Board of Film Certification.


01 November 2017
Comment Against Modi In 'Private Chat' Lands Teen In Jail

Comment Against Modi In 'Private Chat' Lands Teen In Jail

Thirumurugan was arrested fafter he commented on a Facebook to a post related to Vijay-starrer Tamil film Mersal


27 October 2017
Delay In Mersal's Telugu Version  Being 'Unnecessarily Sensationalised': CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi

Delay In Mersal's Telugu Version Being 'Unnecessarily Sensationalised': CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi

Joshi said the CBFC should not be unfairly targeted for political careers or commercial mileage


24 October 2017
Mersal fallout: IT Search At Actor Vishal's House A Day After He Slammed State BJP Leader For Promoting Piracy

Mersal fallout: IT Search At Actor Vishal's House A Day After He Slammed State BJP Leader For Promoting Piracy

IT Officials Inspected TDS and Excise Records At The Actor's Production House In The Afternoon; DGGSTI Clarifies Its Men Didn't Conduct The Raid


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20 October 2017
Producer Of Vijay-Starrer <em>Mersal</em> Chop Scenes Criticizing GST After BJP’s Protest

Producer Of Vijay-Starrer Mersal Chop Scenes Criticizing GST After BJP’s Protest

The actor is seen talking about taxing system in the country and comparing it with Singapore, saying the latter has comparatively low tax and yet provides...


18 October 2017
<em>NDTV</em> Punished Me For Speaking Against Censorship Of My Story And Was Hostile, So Parted Ways, Says Barkha Dutt

NDTV Punished Me For Speaking Against Censorship Of My Story And Was Hostile, So Parted Ways, Says Barkha Dutt

Sreenivasan Jain on Tuesday alleged that a report by himon loans given to Jay Shah’s companies was taken down from NDTV’s website


03 October 2017
'Restore Atmosphere Of Debate In JNU', Leading Academics Urge President

'Restore Atmosphere Of Debate In JNU', Leading Academics Urge President

It urges Kovind to intervene in the matter and "restore the atmosphere of healthy debate for which JNU has been recognised in the entire academic world."


24 September 2017
Films Still Getting Cuts, But No Noise Anymore Says Ex-CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani

06 September 2017
Share Information With Filmmakers Only After Certification, New CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi Tells Officials

Share Information With Filmmakers Only After Certification, New CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi Tells Officials

The more things change the more they remain the same in the censor board.


04 September 2017
Ex-Censor Chief 'Sanskaari' Pahlaj Nihalani To Distribute Erotica 'Julie 2' Worldwide

Ex-Censor Chief 'Sanskaari' Pahlaj Nihalani To Distribute Erotica 'Julie 2' Worldwide

It means Nihalani will release the movie across the world through his company.


21 August 2017
'Go Get Modi's Permission': Censor's Appellate Body Throws Out Nihalani's Objections To Kejriwal Documentary

'Go Get Modi's Permission': Censor's Appellate Body Throws Out Nihalani's Objections To Kejriwal Documentary

Under Nihalani, makers of the film titled ‘Yeh Jantantra Hai: An Insignificant Man’, Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, were asked to get...


12 August 2017
After Pahlaj's Exit, Vidya Balan In Prasoon Joshi-Led Censor Board Panel

After Pahlaj's Exit, Vidya Balan In Prasoon Joshi-Led Censor Board Panel

'All the good people who join will make a difference. I think it has to be done together and there has to be some sort of understanding which has to brought in...


11 August 2017
Five Controversies 'Sanskari' Pahlaj Nihalani Found Himself In As CBFC Chief

Five Controversies 'Sanskari' Pahlaj Nihalani Found Himself In As CBFC Chief

His tenure, however, is best known as one with a strings of controversies, with movie-goers and filmmakers accusing him of moral policing.


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