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Benegal committee recommends abolishment of censorship: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Benegal committee recommends abolishment of censorship: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said the report submitted to the Information and Broadcasting ministry by Shyam Benegal committee, which was formed to solve the censorship issue, assures that freedom of expression will be "preserved".

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' controversy: Shyam Benegal finds CBFC 'ban' on films unacceptable

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' controversy: Shyam Benegal finds CBFC 'ban' on films unacceptable

In the wake of controversy surrounding 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' getting stalled by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has slammed the decision of banning or stalling a film.

Bollywood celebrities attend Om Puri's prayer meet

Bollywood celebrities attend Om Puri's prayer meet

Several stars from the film industry including Amitabh Bachchan, Naseerudin Shah and Randhir Kapoor, along with their family members, attended actor Om Puri's prayer meet.

Fawad Khan to do a film with THIS National Award winning filmmaker?

Fawad Khan to do a film with THIS National Award winning filmmaker?

Fawad Khan will essay the role of a musician in the National Award winning filmmaker’s movie, report suggests.

Hope Shyam ​Benegal's recommendations are implemented soon: Manoj Bajpayee

Hope Shyam ​Benegal's recommendations are implemented soon: Manoj Bajpayee

Acclaimed filmmaker Benegal had reccomened that there should be two categories of U/A, one plus 12 years of age and one plus 15 years of age and two categories of adult--one normal adult and another adult with caution.

For Shyam Benegal, 'Udta Punjab' is 'courageous' subject

For Shyam Benegal, 'Udta Punjab' is 'courageous' subject

The movie 'Udta Punjab' may have come under the scanner of the censor board, but for veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, it is a flick made with a certain level of courage.

Don't censor A-rated movies: Change.org petition

Don't censor A-rated movies: Change.org petition

A plea to release A-rated movies without any cuts, has been started by Change.org to submit before the Shyam Benegal Committee on censorship.  

See pic: Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil at Cannes in 1976!

See pic: Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil at Cannes in 1976!

Veteran talent-- Shyam Benegal, Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi ruled their era with much flair.

Cinema focuses on entertainment, later education: Shyam Benegal

Cinema focuses on entertainment, later education: Shyam Benegal

Eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal says when you make a film, the process is entertainment first followed by information and education.

Artistic creativity, freedom should not be curtailed: Arun Jaitley on CBFC revamp

Artistic creativity, freedom should not be curtailed: Arun Jaitley on CBFC revamp

Stating that the film certification guidelines needed contemporary interpretation, Jaitley, who is also the union finance minister, said these should be made as non discretionary as possible.
 

Panel meets Arun Jaitley to look into censor board's revamp

Panel meets Arun Jaitley to look into censor board's revamp

Apart from Jaitley, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was also present at the meeting.

Shyam Benegal-headed committee a relief: Kabir Khan

Shyam Benegal-headed committee a relief: Kabir Khan

 Director Kabir Khan says the new Shyam Benegal-led panel, formed to revamp the controversy-stricken censor board, is a "relief" for the film industry.

Mahesh Bhatt eager for freedom from 'CBFC stranglehold'

Mahesh Bhatt eager for freedom from 'CBFC stranglehold'

Mahesh Bhatt hopes for artistic freedom in the Indian film industry.

Censor Board revamp: Shyam Benegal to head panel

Censor Board revamp: Shyam Benegal to head panel

The Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) found itself in the midst of many controversies last year.

Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

The fimmaker's other frequent collaborator was another acting great -- Shabana Azmi. 

Abolish censorship, says Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal personally does not believe in censorship of creativity and says it should be abolished.

Filmmaker Shyam Benegal slams 'award wapsi'

Filmmaker Shyam Benegal slams 'award wapsi'

Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has expressed his views on the 'intolerance issue' and the 'award wapsi' trend that seems to have become nothing short of an 'epidemic' now.