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Not heard from government: Pahlaj Nihalani on rumours around CBFC post

Not heard from government: Pahlaj Nihalani on rumours around CBFC post

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Tuesday said he has not heard of any plans by the government to remove him from the post. However, he says he is ready to step down if he is asked to do so. On Tuesday morning, Nihalani woke up to a barrage of calls and messages anxiously asking him about reports that he will soon be asked to step down from the top post in the film censor body.

CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani might be asked to step down?

CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani might be asked to step down?

A number of names are being suggested as Nihalani’s replacement. 

CBFC mirrors mindset of society, says Ekta Kapoor

CBFC mirrors mindset of society, says Ekta Kapoor

She is all set to present "Lipstick Under My Burkha", a film which ran into trouble with CBFC, and Ekta Kapoor has said she does not have any issue with the board as it is a reflection of the mentality of the society.

Nothing disrespectful in 'Jab Harry Met Sejal', says Shah Rukh Khan

Nothing disrespectful in 'Jab Harry Met Sejal', says Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has reacted to the censor board's disapproval of the term "intercourse" in a promotional video, saying neither he nor people associated with his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal" need to use anything "disrespectful" to sell it.

CBFC needs to come to consensus, says Sonakshi Sinha

CBFC needs to come to consensus, says Sonakshi Sinha

In ‘Noor’, Sonakshi plays a journalist who idolises a popular journalist, but the CBFC has asked the makers to edit the surname Dutt.

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' row: Here's how Shah Rukh Khan reacted when asked about CBFC decision

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' row: Here's how Shah Rukh Khan reacted when asked about CBFC decision

Celebrities from all walks of life are stepping forward to talk about the recent 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' controversy. Even Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was asked about the same at an event on Saturday, but he apparently dodged the question.

'Lipstick Under My Burkha': CBFC cites 'audio pornography', 'abusive words' reasons to refuse certification

'Lipstick Under My Burkha': CBFC cites 'audio pornography', 'abusive words' reasons to refuse certification

The entire film fraternity is left baffled over Central Board Film Certification's (CBFC) latest ban on 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'. The censor board has cited various reasons such as sexual scenes, abusive word, lady-oriented among others to stall the screening of this internationally acclaimed film.

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ row: Bollywood celebrities slam CBFC decision

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ row: Bollywood celebrities slam CBFC decision

The film -- starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak Shah -- chronicles the secret lives of four women of different ages in a small town in India as they search for different kinds of freedom.

 ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’: CBFC refuses certificate; director vows to fight back

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’: CBFC refuses certificate; director vows to fight back

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’-- starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak Shah -- chronicles the secret lives of four women of different ages in a small town in India as they search for different kinds of freedom.

Om Puri's 'Rambhajjan Zindabad' rejected by CBFC, claims maker

Om Puri's 'Rambhajjan Zindabad' rejected by CBFC, claims maker

The veteran actor passed away on January 6.

Censor board not homophobic, says Pahlaj Nihalani

Censor board not homophobic, says Pahlaj Nihalani

A hue and cry was raised over a newly-released gay music video entitled Miss You by Sharif D. Rangnekar.

‘31st October’ gets censor clearance; Vir Das happy

‘31st October’ gets censor clearance; Vir Das happy

Vir Das, known for his comedy roles, plays the lead character Davinder Singh in the film, based on the aftermath of the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi including the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Shivaay: Censor Board passes Ajay Devgn’s film; actor thanks Pahlaj Nihalani

Shivaay: Censor Board passes Ajay Devgn’s film; actor thanks Pahlaj Nihalani

Ajay Devgn took to Twitter to thank Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani for passing his film Shivaay with a U/A certificate. 

Censor Board clears 'Shivaay' with U/A certificate, Ajay Devgn thanks Pahlaj Nihalani

Censor Board clears 'Shivaay' with U/A certificate, Ajay Devgn thanks Pahlaj Nihalani

While 'Shivaay' centres on the adventures of a Lord Shiva devotee, 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' is said to be an intense story about unrequited love.  

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.

Director of film on Sheena Bora murder rues 'double standards' of censor board

Director of film on Sheena Bora murder rues 'double standards' of censor board

Avadh Sharma, producer of "Ek Kahani Julie Ki", is upset with the censor board for being uncertain during film certification of the Rakhi Sawant-starrer.

Priya Malik posts 'free the nipple' photo to criticize censorship

Priya Malik posts 'free the nipple' photo to criticize censorship

Priya Malik’s ‘free the nipple’ photo is an answer to those who feel “wearing a visible bra would be indecent”.

No more ‘censorship’ powers to Censor Board, only ‘certification’: IB sources

No more ‘censorship’ powers to Censor Board, only ‘certification’: IB sources

In a massive development set to rock the Censor Board and the film industry, the monitoring body is likely to be stripped off its 'censoring' powers and will be left only with the authority to 'certify'.

Censor board stalled my career for 7 years, says Anurag Kashyap

Censor board stalled my career for 7 years, says Anurag Kashyap

Melbourne Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has criticised the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and blamed the censorship guidelines for stalling his career for seven years.