Censor Board’s absurd demand to stall documentary on Kejriwal raises questions about long history of censorship of independent films tackling political issues.
“We respect it (verdict) and will comply with it. It is not a setback. For us it’s not about victory and defeat. Film industry and the censor board are on the same page,” Anurag Shrivastav, CEO, CBFC said.
Director Abhishek Chaubey looked relieved after the Bombay High Court ordered Udta Punjab’s release with an A certificate and only a single cut.
Hansal Mehta says Pahlaj Nihalani’s understanding of movies is outdated.
Sudhir Mishra said he hopes that Shyam Benegal’s committee report is implemented soon.
Mukesh Khanna vociferously offered his support to beleaguered CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
Stating that he was “not satisfied” with the existing system of film certification, Jaitley said there are some changes that are about be made.
Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani today faced heat on multiple fronts in the escalating row over “Udta Punjab”.
The Shyam Benegal Committee report does not help matters.
The makers of “Udta Punjab” are said to have been asked by the Revising Committee of the censor board to remove all references to Punjab.
Alia Bhatt says she is hopeful something good will come out soon with regard to her film “Udta Punjab” which has run into trouble with the censor board.
Pahlaj Nihalani’s decision to certify Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” as U/A, has led the audience to question whether it’s because the “animals are naked”, while celebrities are left wondering about the criteria of the certification.
The panel was formed against the backdrop of a string of controversies related to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) under the stewardship of its current chairman Pahlaj Nihalani.
Existing regime of film censorship is unconstitutional and violative of the right to freedom of speech and expression. The proposed revamp has a limited remit.
The idea to have more members has stemmed from a realisation that more regions of the country should have representation on it.