Censor Board Mutes A ‘Hanuman’ Reference From Black Panther Because Everyone Is Easily Offended

Offence ka lena aur dena should be out National past-time. With low employment rates and incendiary debates on news channels, Indians seemed to have resorted to the thing they know best – getting their feelings hurt. In a recent debacle, CBFC didn’t want to take a chance with this and edited out ‘Hanuman’ from Marvel […]

CBFC Denies Yet Another Film, Pushkar Puran, Certification For Flimsy Reasons At Best

The CBFC denying a film certification isn’t particularly shocking anymore. From moral to societal issues, they’re willing to parade all the usual suspects till a film that goes even slightly against the grain is trapped in censorship hell. Source And even though Udta Punjab and Lipstick Under My Burkha made headlines repeatedly for their struggle […]

12 Movies That Were Banned In India But Really Appreciated Abroad

For a moment in time, the Indian Censor Board went all ban baja baraat, objecting to content in movies left, right and centre. But even though there may be objectionable or challenging content, audiences in the country are demanding that art and agenda be kept separate. For creators to be given some liberty over their […]

Pahlaj Nihalani Becomes A Distributor Of ‘Julie 2’ After His Infamous Dismissal

The man who preached “Indian culture and values” during his tenure at the CBFC, is making his comeback with a movie that would not have been cleared without cuts if he had still been the censor board chief. Pahlaj Nihalani who was in numerous controversies, who ordered numerous cuts during certification of movies like Udta Punjab and Lipstick Under My […]

“Smriti Irani Got Me Sacked For Not Following Orders”, Pahlaj Nihalani Gets Candid In This Interview

Pahlaj Nihalani has been an active part of the gossip grapevines when it comes to Bollywood’s sensitive relationship with the censor board. Though the bitter sweet relationship has always fuelled the media, things became very open when CBFC chairperson, Pahlaj Nihalani became a daily headline for not allowing ‘Udta Punjab’ release as a free script. […]

“I can understand Anurag Kashyap feeling happy about my departure”: Pahlaj Nihalani

Can you guess what is Pahlaj Nihalani’s farewell gift to the industry? The former chairman of the Censor Board has been always been in the limelight, we all know why. Before being replaced by Parsoon Joshi, Pahlaj Nihalani has demanded cuts in ‘A Gentleman’. The kiss between the leads is apparently ‘mannerless’. In a recent […]

Board Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani May Soon Lose His Job And Twitter Is Happy

CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani who has been the causes of many outrages and outbursts could be on his way out, according to government sources. Remember ‘Udta Punjab’? The movie that was loved by everyone and also won few awards was asked to implement 89 cuts and remove all references to Punjab from the film – and […]

Censor Board Orders To Trim “Hindu India”, “Cow” From Amartya Sen Documentary, Twitter Flames Up

Dr. Amartya Sen is a well-known economist and Nobel Laureate in India and recently a documentary made on him is suffering in the hands of the CBFC. The censor board that is known to flame controversies bases on its illogical and sometimes biased censors, is back in news for another irrelevant demand. The documentary is […]

CBFC Strikes Again, Asks To Delete Hanuman Chalisa From ‘Phillauri’

Central Board Of Film Certificate has been in the news, every time for the wrong reasons. From refusing to certify ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, to asking 89 cuts for ‘Udta Punjab’, it has been censoring more than enough forcing directors the freedom to choose the kind of movies that they want to. Recently, CBFC asked the […]

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