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Censor Board


Centre plans Bill to order censors to re-examine a cleared film

June 19, 2021 7:10 am

In November 2000, the Supreme Court had upheld a Karnataka High Court order which struck down the Centre’s “revisional powers in respect of films that are already certified by the Board”.

For public viewing: ‘Omit shots of Nimmi resting head on breast of Raj Kapoor, amorous gestures’

April 04, 2019 8:01 am

Now released: Censor board’s orders to filmmakers in early days of Indian cinema

Cut, delete, repeat - CBFC's favourite formula when it comes to independent, political cinema

June 06, 2017 8:47 pm

Censor Board's absurd demand to stall documentary on Kejriwal raises questions about long history of censorship of independent films tackling political issues.

Udta Punjab: Censor Board CEO welcomes Bombay HC ruling

June 14, 2016 9:41 am

"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.

Terribly relieved with the verdict; struggle now to release Udta Punjab on June 17: Director Abhishek Chaubey

June 13, 2016 7:48 pm

Director Abhishek Chaubey looked relieved after the Bombay High Court ordered Udta Punjab's release with an A certificate and only a single cut.

Pahlaj Nihalani out of date with today's films: Hansal Mehta

June 11, 2016 6:36 pm

Hansal Mehta says Pahlaj Nihalani's understanding of movies is outdated.

Hope Shyam Benegal committee report is implemented soon: Sudhir Mishra

June 10, 2016 8:17 pm

Sudhir Mishra said he hopes that Shyam Benegal's committee report is implemented soon.

Mukesh Khanna: Freedom of expression, my foot; there has to be censorship

June 11, 2016 12:13 pm

Mukesh Khanna vociferously offered his support to beleaguered CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani.

Arun Jaitley says not satisfied with existing film certification system, 'radical changes' soon

June 10, 2016 11:21 am

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 faces calls for sack, sparks row over money deal

June 09, 2016 5:45 pm

Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani today faced heat on multiple fronts in the escalating row over "Udta Punjab".


Minimal use of `scissors` will be focused on: Shyam Benegal

January 09, 2016 10:25 am

Mumbai, Jan 09 (ANI): Director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal on Saturday said that the main attempt is to minimize the use of scissors while certifying films, which means the committee, will need to grade films more carefully. He further said that the committee will have to work on the guidelines as India is a complex and diverse society.