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Surprised that government has not responded to report on CBFC, says Shyam Benegal

In its first report in April 2016, the committee, headed by Shyam Benegal, submitted some recommendations to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding censorship in films. However, the filmmaker says he has not heard back from them.

Shyam Benegal on censorship: We are probably going back to Emergency era

Comparing the situations that films find themselves in today to what was prevalent more than 40 years ago during the Emergency, acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal said there isn't much difference.


Shyam Benegal receives lifetime achievement award at MIFF

Shyam Benegal has been conferred with V Shantaram Lifetime achievement award at the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films. The award carries a trophy, a citation and cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Shyam Benegal hails SC verdict on Padmaavat ban: Victory of freedom of expression

Shyam Benegal on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the ban against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat in some states.

Shyam Benegal's Zubeidaa was the tale of an era where men ruled and women were merely consorts

On Shyam Benegal's birthday, here's looking back at Zubeidaa, where he told the story of a free-spirited woman who was bound by patriarchal shackles.

Padmavati controversy: Isn’t it the government’s job to prevent threats to filmmakers, asks Shyam Benegal

Veteran director Shyam Benegal, who has been put in charge of drafting new guidelines for CBFC, hits out at the government’s failure to act against those threatening and intimidating Padmavati’s director and actors.


Shyam Benegal hails Prasoon Joshi's appointment as CBFC chief

Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal hopes with Prasoon Joshi's appointment as the new chief of the Central Board of Film Certification, things will improve. Pahlaj Nihalani was on Friday removed from the post of Central Board of Film Certification chairperson.

Aamir Khan at Secret Superstar trailer launch: I hope Shyam Benegal's recommendations for CBFC are implemented

Aamir Khan on Wednesday at Secret Superstar trailer launch said that he is uncertain if censorship has any space in today's times. He said, "I don't know how relevant is censorship today. Anyway, the job of the CBFC is not to censor but grade the film and certify that which age group can be shown which film."

At least they’ll always have Cannes

Shabana Azmi’s photograph from over four decades ago shows how fundamentally the film festival has changed.

Shabana Azmi’s tweets about Cannes 1976 is a perfect throwback to the sweeter and simpler times of Bollywood

Shabana Azmi's picture with Shyam Benegal and Smita Patil at the Cannes Film Festival 1976 reflects the time when the film industry was more about substance than glamour.

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Bollywood celebs at Divya Dutta's mother Prayer Meet

Actress Divya Dutta, who is noted for playing a variety of roles in various film genres, recently lost her mother. A prayer meet was held for her late mother in Mumbai on Janbuary 13 and it was attended by many celebs from television and film industry.

Shyam Benegal, Anil Dharker, Julio Ribeiro attend Charles Correa's funeral

Charles Correa's funeral was attended by Shyam Benegal, Anil Dharker, Julio Ribeiro, Dolly Thakore, BV Doshi among others.


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

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.