Central Board of Film Certification News
After all the jokes and trolls, Pierce Brosnan’s paan masala ad now gets banned
Legally and constitutionally, all ads promoting alcohol and tobacco products are banned from all cinema television and electronic media. Click here to read more
CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani gets the DCP armour to stop piracy!
Pahlaj Nihalani enforces the DCP rule to prevent the piracy of films Click here to read more
Shocking: Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra allowed by Censor Board to say BASTARDS in Brothers
CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani had set out a list of cuss words a few months back, which couldn’t be used onscreen. Then how come did Karan Malhotra’s film get away with it? Read on to find out…
Moving away from the guideline, Pahlaj Nihalani, the chief of the censor board, has shown that rules are not being obeyed Click here to read more
Three censor board staffers nabbed in Nivin Pauly’s Premam piracy row
Everyone in Mollywood has voiced out their opinion in this matter…
The Anti-Piracy Cell of the Kerala Police on Monday took into custody three temporary staffers of the Central Board of Film Certification, Lithin, Arunkumar, Kumaran over the leak of Malayalam film Premam. Click here to read more
Pooja Bhatt: More than censor board, film industry needs to grow up!
The actress turned director minces no words about the machinations of Bollywood.
Several filmmakers have criticised the working and viability of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), but actress-filmaker Pooja Bhatt says the film industry itself has a lot of growing up to do. Click here to read more
Sunny Deol’s Mohalla Assi release stalled by court!
Looks like legal troubles for Sunny Deol starrer are not ready to let go
A court here on Monday extended till August 25 its order putting on hold the release of Sunny Deol-starrer Mohalla Assi across the country. Click here to read more
Alia Bhatt infuriated over Doordarshan banning Highway’s telecast
And we side with the actress on this one!
Imtiaz Ali’s Alia Bhatt-Randep Hooda starrer, Highway, will not be telecast on Doordarshan. Yes, the film has been banned. Because apparently, it is not fit for screening since it showcases child abuse. And its not just the makers who are upset, Alia too feels strongly about the whole issue. Click here to read more
Kalki Koechlin’s Margarita, With A Straw gets a clean chit from Censor Board!
The film backed by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao managed to gather a lot of attention thanks to an engaging
The image of Censor Board has been tarnished in recent times, all thanks to CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani‘s set of guidelines on abuses and cuss words. And when a film with scenes of lesbian love making came up, it was no surprise that the Censor Board did not take it well. But in a surprising turn of events, after facing objection from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in the first screening, Kalki Koechlin’s Margarita, With a Straw now comes out clean chit. Click here to read more
Kalki Koechlin and Sayani Gupta’s 12 second long lesbian kiss asked to be cut from Margarita, With A Straw by the Censor Board!
The CBFC is at it again, and this time its the award winning Shonali Bose film which is facing the ire…
Shonali Bose’s award winning film, Kalki Koechlin starrer Margarita, With A Straw has been told by the Central Board of Film Certification to follow moral guidelines and make a lot of cuts. Click here to read more
Alia Bhatt-Randeep Hooda’s Highway not fit for screening on Doordarshan, says Censor Board!
There we go, AGAIN…
The Central Board of Film Certification cancelled the screening of Alia Bhatt– Randeep Hooda starrer, Highway which was to be aired on Doordarshan. And this was despite the fact that the makers had submitted a clean cut for screening. Click here to read more
Vishal Bhardwaj: Censor board is behaving like the Taliban!
The National Award winning filmmaker has reacted strongly to diktats on film content. Here’s what he has to say…
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”.Click here to read more
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: Censorship guidelines have to change with times
The I & B minister speaks at great lengths about the censorship policy in India
Film censorship guidelines need change, says Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. He hopes to reduce the interaction between the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) board members and film producers by facilitating an online censorship system. Click here to read more
CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani skips meeting with minister Rajyavardhan Rathore
He might be avoiding the meet for now. But for how long?
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani skipped the meeting where minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and board members discussed the way film certification functions. Click here to read more
Jamie Dornan-Dakota Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey banned by the Censor Board
The Board has said it will not allow the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel to be released in India
Yet another film in trouble with the Censor Board! Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson starrer Fifty Shades of Grey has been banned from releasing in India. The chief executive of the Central Board of Film Certification, Shravan Kumar, declined to say why the panel refused to approve the film Click here to read more
Madhur Bhandarkar, Mahesh Bhatt, Hansal Mehta react on Censor Board’s list of banned words!
These renowned filmmakers have reacted sharply to CBFC’s new commandment!
Kutta, along with saali, haraami, bastard and bitch and many such other words like these are not acceptable to the Central Board of Film Certification anymore. The CBFC has come up with a list of certain words in English and Hindi, which are deemed “offensive/objectionable”. Click here to read more