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.

Rathore meets censor board members, chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani not present
Rathore meets censor board members, chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani not present

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore today met several members of the Censor Board a day after leading film personalities had apprised him of their problems regarding the certification process.

Ramesh Sippy, Aamir discuss censorship issues with Rathore
Ramesh Sippy, Aamir discuss censorship issues with Rathore

Top Bollywood producers, including veteran Ramesh Sippy, Gulzar and Mukesh Bhatt, met Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to improve the process of movie certification in wake of recent controversies.

'Hunterrr' team asked to clean up its act
'Hunterrr' team asked to clean up its act

The sex comedy ‘Hunterrr’, which is scheduled to open on Friday, has been asked by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to clean up its language.

Fresh rumblings in CBFC, member shoots off letter to chairman
Fresh rumblings in CBFC, member shoots off letter to chairman

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) witnessed fresh rumblings with board member Chandraprakash Dwivedi expressing disappointment over cuts made in Anushka Sharma's film "NH10" despite a collective decision to put on hold a circular banning cuss words.

Censor board restrictions curb our creative vision: NH10 makers
Censor board restrictions curb our creative vision: NH10 makers

Anushka Sharma and Vikramaditya Motwane, the co-producers of 'NH10', whose release date got pushed by a week due to censor board's objection to certain scenes in the film, feel such restrictions curtail the creativity and vision of filmmakers.

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.