Censorship

Judging by recent legislations, from salt to surrogacy, the motherland is now a nanny state, says Bhavdeep Kang

Judging by recent legislations, from salt to surrogacy, the motherland is now a nanny state, says Bhavdeep Kang

Recent instances of nanny-ish policies include those on surrogacy, assisted reproductive technology, religious conversion ('love jihad') ...Read More

Women filmmakers are judged more harshly: Director Alankrita Shrivastava

Women filmmakers are judged more harshly: Director Alankrita Shrivastava

The 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' director talks about being a female filmmaker in a male-dominated industry, why she persistently explores ...Read More

Explained: Fear of censorship as OTT's come under the government

Explained: Fear of censorship as OTT's come under the government

The government has brought video steaming OTT platforms including the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime video, Hotstar under the ambit of th...Read More

China which has blocked Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube whines about India blocking TikTok - read full statement

China which has blocked Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube whines about India blocking TikTok - read full statement

Censorship is not an alien concept in China. The government exercises varying degrees of control over all media platforms that can reach ...Read More

Censorship powers to CBFC: Government yet to take decision

Censorship powers to CBFC: Government yet to take decision

Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) and it function only as a certification body.

Sex and the city: Axe the accessibility to porn?

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 impr...Read More

Smriti Irani says, Govt sees CBFC as facilitator for filmmakers

Smriti Irani says, Govt sees CBFC as facilitator for filmmakers

New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani today said the government views agencies like the censor board “as facilitators” within the ambit ...Read More

Is ‘Sanskari’ Pahlaj Nihalani fit enough to lead censor board?

Is ‘Sanskari’ Pahlaj Nihalani fit enough to lead censor board?

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani is once again in the news for his Sanskari antics. The latest row in...Read More

No more ‘censorship’ powers to Censor Board, only ‘certification’: IB sources

No more ‘censorship’ powers to Censor Board, only ‘certification’: IB sources

New Delhi: In a massive development set to rock the Censor Board and the film industry, the monitoring body is likely to be stripped off ...Read More

Anurag Kashyap to take a class on Censorship 

Anurag Kashyap to take a class on Censorship 

It hasn’t been too long ago that Anurag Kashyap took a historical stance against censorship and a right one and came out with winning glo...Read More

Pahlaj Nihalani booed as Manoj Bajpayee gathers support

Pahlaj Nihalani booed as Manoj Bajpayee gathers support

With over a decade of a successful career in the industry, delivering some classic cult movies of Bollywood cinema and being awarded with...Read More

Why So Serious? 

Why So Serious? 

With instant rage and hate blinding our real and virtual worlds, ROCHELLE FERNANDEZ surmises that it will be an eye for an eye… as we are...Read More

Censor board has always been unfair: Manoj Bajpayee

Censor board has always been unfair: Manoj Bajpayee

Mumbai: National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who will next be seen onscreen in “Budhia Singh – Born To Run”, says the Central Boa...Read More

What’s keeping you from seeing the world as it is?

What’s keeping you from seeing the world as it is?

Washington DC:  Turns out, the world is not as you have been told. When it comes to journalism, the “truth” is indeed “stranger than fict...Read More

SC refuses to entertain plea to stay release of ‘Udta Punjab’

SC refuses to entertain plea to stay release of ‘Udta Punjab’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain the plea of an NGO seeking stay on the release of the film ‘Udta Punjab’ and aske...Read More

Fought similar censor battle 19 years ago: Kukunoor

Fought similar censor battle 19 years ago: Kukunoor

Kolkata: ‘Dhanak’ director Nagesh Kukunoor has hailed the Bombay High Court order which struck down all but one of the 13 cuts suggested ...Read More

Dangerous Numbers of destruction

Dangerous Numbers of destruction

In an age where the audience is exposed to more horrendous acts of man’s crimes, what difference will it bring by banning a movie or cens...Read More

Sad times to make films: Neeraj Ghaywan

Sad times to make films: Neeraj Ghaywan

Film director Neeraj Ghaywan is upset that his multiple award winning 2015 film “Masaan” has been censored for showcase on a free online ...Read More

Censorship in India needs to be holistic: Imtiaz Ali

Censorship in India needs to be holistic: Imtiaz Ali

Kolkata:  Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali believes censorship in India needs to be holistic and should also consider restrictions on other mediums o...Read More

I’ve not faced problem with censor board: Bhansali

I’ve not faced problem with censor board: Bhansali

Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who made his directorial debut with “Khamoshi: The Musical” in 1996, says his experience with th...Read More

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