Free Press Journal
  • Sanju: Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘insults’ politician, here’s why censor board allowed the scene

    There is a fine thin line dividing liberalism from slander. Given an opportunity our filmmakers easily cross that line. Raj Kumar Hirani’s Sanju has an extremely cheeky sequence, bordering on disparagement, referring to a very distinguished veteran political leader whom Sanjay Dutt had visited in the hope of getting amnesty from his serious legal problems.

  • Sex and the city: Axe the accessibility to porn?

    It is disturbing that while there is a Censor Board for films there is no censorship on porn accessibility on the internet for young impressionable minds. What can we as a society do about this?

  • Tiger Zinda hai vs Deva: Issue raised in Legislative Council, Congress demands government intervene in dispute

    Nagpur: Raising the issue of the row over the release of Bollywood film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and Marathi flick ‘Deva’, in the Legislative Council on Thursday through ‘Point of Information’, Congress MLC Sanjay Dutt demanded that the state government intervene to resolve the dispute amicably, before it takes an ugly turn and becomes a law & order problem.

  • States can’t ban movie before censor board certification: Pahlaj Nihalani

    Mumbai: Former chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Pahlaj Nihalani on Monday brushed aside Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s ban on the upcoming film ‘Padmavati’, saying that a movie cannot be banned in a state before receiving a certification from the censor board.

  • Make necessary changes to film, Vasundhara Raje urges Irani

    Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has written to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, urging her to ensure that ‘Padmavati’ is not released without necessary changes to the film. Raje also said that the Censor Board should consider all possible results before certifying the film, a day after the Board sent the film back to its makers because the application for the certification was “incomplete”.

  • Can Prasoon Joshi bring CBFC back on track?

    Has China become democratic? Have pigs started to fly? Has Asaduddin Owaisi suddenly become nationalist? These questions will never become reality, but something strange happened last week, when information and broadcasting ministry headed by Smriti Zubin Irani out of nowhere decided to sack CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani and replaced him with poet, lyricist, ad guru and writer Prasoon Joshi as the new head of censor board. The decision was so sudden that nobody knew

  • We’ve not made porn film: Ajay Devgn on reports of trimming intimate scenes from ‘Baadshaho’

    Mumbai: Looks like Ajay Devgn has a perfect answer for all the reports that are doing the rounds regarding the self-censorship of intimate scenes in ‘Baadshaho’ fearing backlash from Censor Board. When asked on the same during the trailer launch of the movie today, director Milan Luthra said he said, “At this point I don’t know where this story came from. We have definitely not made a porn film.” Man of less

  • Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani all set to be replaced?

    For all those against the ‘sanskaari’ policies of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani, here’s some good news. According to certain government sources, he could be on his way out.

  • Jab Harry Met Sejal gets ‘UA’ with no cuts; so what happened to the intercourse?

    After all the hue and cry over the trailers where ‘Sejal’ Anushka Sharma was seen haggling over the terms and conditions of ‘intercourse’ with ‘Harry’ Shah Rukh Khan, the film Jab Harry Met Sejal directed by Imtiaz Ali, finally went through the Censor Board on Thursday afternoon. To everyone’s surprise the film has come out unscathed.

  • Film on Amartya Sen stalled; CBFC wants cow, three other words to be muted

    The release of the film titled ‘The Argumentative Indian’ for this weekend in Kolkata is now uncertain with film maker Suman Ghosh on Wednesday refusing to mute four words asked by the CBFC regional office here for getting the censor certificate. The words also included ‘Hindu India’.