HC seeks filmmaker's response on Kashmir documentary screening

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to documentary filmmaker Pankaj Butalia while hearing an appeal by the censor board challenging a single judge order asking it to issue a certificate for public screening without any cuts to his film "Textures of Loss" based on violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

Film on Kashmir was shown in 4 festivals w/o cuts: HC told
Film on Kashmir was shown in 4 festivals w/o cuts: HC told

The producer of a documentary on Kashmir violence today told the Delhi High Court that censor board was asking him to delete some scenes before certifying it for public viewing, even though it has been shown in four film festivals with official permission without a single cut.

Three more arrested in 'Premam' piracy case

Three more people, who are former employees of the Censor Board here, were today arrested by the Anti Piracy Cell of Kerala in connection with the case relating to the piracy of Malayalam blockbuster "Premam".

Chandrakant Gharote appointed as member of CBFC

General secretary of Sanskar Bharti, Chandrakant Gharote, has been appointed as a member of the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) by the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ clears censor scanner with five cuts!
Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ clears censor scanner with five cuts!

Kabir Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ featuring Salman Khan may have been passed by the Censor Board with a ‘U/A’ certificate, but the film actually underwent 5 cuts before being cleared for release, reports suggest.

Zee Media Exclusive chat with cast of 'Guddu Rangeela'

Zee Media Exclusive chat with cast of 'Guddu Rangeela'

Leaked trailer of 'Mohalla Assi' stirs up social media with expletives abound
Leaked trailer of 'Mohalla Assi' stirs up social media with expletives abound

It takes special courage to weave a satire. And presenting it with Varanasi as it's focus is beyond courage. Sunny Deol, the man with the 2.5 kg arm is soon going to be seen in 'Mohalla Assi' as a Sanskrit teacher with Sakshi Tanwar playing his wife.

Censor Board rejects Sunny Leone's 'Mastizade' over obscenity
Censor Board rejects Sunny Leone's 'Mastizade' over obscenity

Sunny Leone is reportedly in a fresh controversy as her upcoming movie 'Mastizade' is yet to hit the silver screen owing to censor board's objection.

Allow screening of Kashmir documentary: HC to censor board

 The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the censor board to issue a certificate for public screening to documentary film "Textures of Loss" which is based on the violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tamil actor Shekar files libel plaint against censor official

 Noted Tamil actor and Censor Board member S Ve Shekar has filed a libel plaint in a local court against a senior official of the board accusing him of sending "defamatory" messages.

Censor Board stifles my freedom: Kamal Haasan
Censor Board stifles my freedom: Kamal Haasan

Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan says he has an ongoing struggle against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to achieve creative freedom.

Releasing 'Jai Ho! Democracy' was tougher than making it: Ranjeet Kapoor
Releasing 'Jai Ho! Democracy' was tougher than making it: Ranjeet Kapoor

The fact that "Jai Ho! Democracy" has no "hero", "heroine" or even songs made it tough for filmmaker Ranjeet Kapoor to release the political satire, which he proudly calls an "off beat" project.

SGPC wants Centre to ban screening of `Nanak Shah Fakir`

 The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government to ban the screening of film "Nanak Shah Fakir".

Censorship should not be one person's view: Ronnie Screwvala
Censorship should not be one person's view: Ronnie Screwvala

Ronnie Screwvala, former filmmaker and the founder of UTV group, believes an interactive dialogue between the industry and the censor board can solve a lot of problems.

Ashoke Pandit slams Censor Board chief, calls him anarchist
Ashoke Pandit slams Censor Board chief, calls him anarchist

Ashoke Pandit, a member of the Central Board of Film Certification, slammed Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani for “illegally” withholding Emran Hashmi starrer – ‘ Mr. X’.

Film on homosexuality 'Un-Freedom' banned in India

 Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles, has been denied certification to screen in India.

Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin trash censors over 'Dharam Sankat Mein'
Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin trash censors over 'Dharam Sankat Mein'

While there were reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) invited religious leaders for the screening of ‘Dharam Sankat Mein’, film's lead actors Paresh Rawal and Naseruddin Shah say the idea is absurd.

Aamir Khan blasts Censor Board, says banning content isn't right
Aamir Khan blasts Censor Board, says banning content isn't right

Coming down heavily on the Censor Board, which recently stoked controversy by banning some objectionable words, actor Aamir Khan today said he is totally against banning any kind of material in media or films.

Censor board behaving like Taliban: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj
Censor board behaving like Taliban: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj

His unabashed use of abuses and rustic lingo in his films has always added to the power of his cinema. National Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has reacted strongly to diktats on film content, saying that the Central Board of Film Certification is behaving like the Taliban and that the body should be "chopped off".

No film producer will doubt my integrity: Pahlaj Nihalani

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who is in the news after film fraternity members reportedly complained against his autocratic ways, says no film producer can doubt his integrity.