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Central Board of Film Certification


Commission takes up minority portrayal in films with CBFC

November 13, 2021 7:57 am

Sources in the Commission point out that the complaints so far have been general and no specifics have been given in the complaints of how the portrayals of minority communities in Indian movies have been inappropriate.

'I wanted FCAT's role enhanced': Former CBFC chairperson Sharmila Tagore, FCAT member Poonam Dhillon on abolition of appeals body

April 08, 2021 6:51 pm

While actor-former CBFC member Sharmila Tagore, filmmaker Kushan Nandy and former FCAT member, actor Poonam Dhillon, believe the abolition of the tribunal will harm filmmakers here on, filmmaker Prakash Jha is all for the change.

All OTT content should be censored: Uttarakhand BJP leader

January 19, 2021 10:25 pm

"However, it is time all web series are censored before being streamed on OTT platforms," Bhasin said

Patnagarh yet to be granted certification, CBFC tells Bombay HC

February 25, 2020 3:59 am

The CBFC made the submission before a bench of Justice A A Sayed and Justice Anuja Prabhudesai, responding to the plea filed by the wife of the main accused in the explosion case seeking to stay the film’s release.

Explained: How films are certified, why it causes dispute

July 18, 2019 7:01 am

Certification— unrestricted public exhibition (U), parental guidance for children below age 12 (U/A), adult (A), or viewing by specialised groups (S) — is decided by the Regional Officer based on reports by Examining Committee members in unanimity or majority.

You won’t decide what one wants to watch: Bombay HC to CBFC

July 06, 2019 4:07 am

Chidiakhana tells the story of a boy from Bihar, who moves to Mumbai to pursue his dream of playing football.

PAC wants fimmakers to self-certify movies while applying to CBFC

December 19, 2018 3:14 am

The PAC has recommended that if CBFC does not agree with the certification that has been asked for by the filmmaker, it can be referred to a “Film Certification Jury”.

Mumbai: Censor board orders cuts in his film, Pahlaj Nihalani moves High Court

November 06, 2018 1:14 am

Nihalani contended that as per the prevailing system, after the screening of a film, if any portion is found objectionable, the producer is given all opportunities to put forth his case and justify the scene and/or dialogue.

Good intent is the best beginning, says new CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

August 12, 2017 10:35 am

CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi said that he hopes to make a positive difference with the guidance and support of respected minds. Members of the reconstituted Censor Board also include Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri and Gautami Tadimalla among others.

Pahlaj Nihalani explains cuts in Amartya Sen documentary

July 18, 2017 10:55 pm

A documentary on Amartya Sen called The Argumentative Indian by award winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh has been ordered to mute several words like cow, Gujarat, Hindu India and Hindutva by Central Board of Film Certification led by Pahlaj Nihalani who wants Ghosh to calm down.


Govt. has no say in working of CBFC: RS Rathore

January 09, 2016 9:34 am

Mumbai, Jan 09 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Saturday said that the government does not want to get into the nitty-gritty of what people must view or not view, as that is the job of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).He further said that the newly constructed committee of CBFC will work upon the suggestions of the members and a reformed report will be presented in two months.