Censorship

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

Censor board’s cuts in ‘Chauranga’ unfair: Onir

Censor board’s cuts in ‘Chauranga’ unfair: Onir

Mumbai: Filmmaker Onir is sad that his social-drama “Chauranga” has run into trouble with the censor board while much more “regressive st...Read More

We’re going back to dark ages: Emraan Hashmi on film censorship

We’re going back to dark ages: Emraan Hashmi on film censorship

Mumbai: Actor Emraan Hashmi, who was once tagged as Bollywood’s ‘serial kisser’, says censorship of films in India seems like it’s “going...Read More

Talibanisation Of Censorship must come to an end

Talibanisation Of Censorship must come to an end

“Interpole ka pole, Mera haath Jagannath, din mein sister raat mein bistar are the portions that have been removed from Tamasha as they w...Read More

TV audience wants dialogue, not a brawl

TV audience wants dialogue, not a brawl

THE normal equation between a journalist and a politician is filtered through that most basic of all media tools, the conversation. It ma...Read More

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