Censor Board bans `Fifty Shades of Grey` from Indian cinemas
Censor Board bans `Fifty Shades of Grey` from Indian cinemas

Government censors have said they will not allow the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel `Fifty Shades of Grey` to be shown in cinemas, a decision most had anticipated in the largely conservative country.

Censors brake new Will Smith-starrer in India?
Censors brake new Will Smith-starrer in India?

There is bad news for fans of Hollywood cinema and superstar Will Smith in India. Those holding their breath for his new "Focus" will have to wait longer.

Censor Board mutes 'lesbian' word in 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'?
Censor Board mutes 'lesbian' word in 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'?

After Leela Samson's dramatic exit from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), noted film producer Pahlaj Nihlani took charge as the chief. However, the board continues to remain in news.

Only filmmakers, audience must decide films' content: Dibakar Banerjee
Only filmmakers, audience must decide films' content: Dibakar Banerjee

Dibakar Banerjee says that decisions regarding a movie's content should be left to the filmmakers and the audience, and that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should only be entrusted with certifying movies appropriately.

Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani's list of 'cuss words' put on hold
Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani's list of 'cuss words' put on hold

The Pahlaj Nihalani-headed censor board that had stirred up a controversy by sending a circular to filmmakers to ban certain objectionable words from movies, has reportedly put a hold on its decision.

Pahlaj Nihalani slams Sharmila Tagore for clearing ‘Omkara’
Pahlaj Nihalani slams Sharmila Tagore for clearing ‘Omkara’

Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, who has courted controversy for making guidelines stricter for filmmakers, by coming up with a list of words that cannot be used in films, has now slammed his predecessor Sharmila Tagore for passing a film like ‘Omkara’.

Censor board's list of abusive words is stupid: `Badlapur` director
Censor board's list of abusive words is stupid: `Badlapur` director

 `Badlapur` director Sriram Raghavan has slammed the censor board's list banning objectionable and abusive words in films, calling it "stupid".

Censor Board knocks out abusive words from 'Badlapur'
Censor Board knocks out abusive words from 'Badlapur'

 The intrinsically violent "Badlapur", which tells the tale of a man getting even with his wife's killer, has been cleared without any visual cuts. However, the axe has fallen on the 'F' word, not once but twice over.

Why 'Bombay' in 'Bombay Velvet' can be retained?
Why 'Bombay' in 'Bombay Velvet' can be retained?

After the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) beeped out the word ‘Bombay’ from a new song sung by Mihir Joshi, one wonders if filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be asked to change the title of his film "Bombay Velvet". But Pahlaj Nihalani, chairperson of the censorship body, has some good news for Kashyap.

Dera head keen to promote 'MSG: Messenger of God' abroad
Dera head keen to promote 'MSG: Messenger of God' abroad

 Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is keen to go abroad to promote his controversial film 'Messenger of God (MSG)' and has moved the court in this regard.

No stunt scenes or show statutory warning, UP to Censor Board

Stunts by actors on two and four wheelers in Bollywood films encourage rash driving and should not be shown or statutory warning should be issued along with the shots, Uttar Pradesh government has advised the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Mihir Joshi alleges Censor Board bleeped out the word `Bombay` from his song
Mihir Joshi alleges Censor Board bleeped out the word `Bombay` from his song

The Central Board of Film Certification has courted yet another controversy with its recent decision.

Will change the way films are censored: Pahlaj Nihalani
Will change the way films are censored: Pahlaj Nihalani

As the new chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, producer Pahlaj Nihalani is adamant on cleaning up films and making censorship a quick clean and unquestionable exercise.

HC notice over no censor certificate to two films
HC notice over no censor certificate to two films

The Delhi Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and the censor board on two separate pleas challenging the refusal of certificate for screening of two films.

New Censor Board members won't disappoint: Jeevitha Rajasekar

Actor-producer Jeevitha Rajasekar is excited about being chosen as one of the nine new members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). She says the team won't disappoint.

We are not Congress stooges: Censor Board's Ira Bhaskar

Academician Ira Bhaskar, one of the 10 members to quit the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) following chairperson Leela Samson's resignation, says they are "not Congress stooges" and were never "rebels without a cause".

Censor Board resignations: Govt should show concern, says Congress

 Congress on Sunday kept up its attack on the government over the mass resignations from Censor Board and said that I&B minister Arun Jaitley cannot "hide inefficiency, corruption and maladministration within his ministry through a good turn of phrase".

Leela Samson is wrong: Anupam Kher
Leela Samson is wrong: Anupam Kher

Former Censor Board chairman and veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has criticised current chairman Leela Samson for resigning from her post.

If there's something wrong in Censor Board, they are to be blamed: Naidu
If there's something wrong in Censor Board, they are to be blamed: Naidu

After I&B minister Arun Jaitley said that the government maintains an "arm's length distance" from functioning of the  Censor Board, Cabinet Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the body has to be blamed and not the government.

CBFC row: UPA appointees politicising the issue, says Arun Jaitley

There were more resignations in the Censor Board with nine members putting in their papers protesting alleged government interference, a charge rejected by I&B minister Arun Jaitley saying the government maintains an "arm's length distance" from functioning of the Board.