I&B Ministry News
Bombay High Court on Udta Punjab : CBFC is just doing its job!
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Udta Punjab has created a huge sensation among the audience due to Censor Board’s stand on it. Click here to read more
Karan Johar’s open letter for freedom of films is an EYE OPENER!
Grave troubles are to haunt the filmmakers as censorship rises to power. And Karan has just the right kind of words for it!
The film industry is currently enraged by the fact of how Shahid Kapoor–Alia Bhatt starrer Udta Punjab‘s censorship issue has escalated to another level. Now obviously, knowing that the film extensively Click here to read more
Anurag Kashyap shuns trolls on Udta Punjab; feels it’s a diversion from the real issue!
Well, Anurag couldn’t have been more to the point! Check out his Facebook status here where he has spoken up!
It’s not that we didn’t expect Shahid Kapoor–Alia Bhatt‘s Udta Punjab to fall under the scrutiny of Censor Board but what’s upsetting is the fact that it happened right before the Click here to read more
Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s Udta Punjab has nothing to do with Punjab’s electoral outcomes, states an I&B Ministry insider!
An insider has stated that their electoral outcomes are not dependent on the film! Check out what else the insider has to say…
Troubles are still brewing for the Shahid Kapoor–Alia Bhatt starrer, Udta Punjab and everyone seems to be taking home some limelight by commenting. Although the stars of the Click here to read more
Breaking! Pahlaj Nihlani to get sacked for his video tribute to PM Narendra Modi!
The Information and Broadcasting ministry has decided to take this bold step after the video was screened without approval…
After months of protests, film-makers and FTII students will finally feel relief that the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson, Pahlaj Nihalani is finally going to be Click here to read more
BREAKING: I&B Ministry stalls Censor Board’s cuss word list!
And this is certainly a huge relief for the filmmakers. Read on to know more…
Bringing much needed respite to filmmakers, the directive by Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani to ban 34 cuss words from the films has been stalled by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. Click here to read more
Vishal Bhardwaj: It’s time for I&B ministry to help the film fraternity!
The filmmaker reacts on the CBFC CEO Rakesh Kumar’s bribery case
Reacting to the arrest of Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar in an alleged bribery case, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says it is high time that Information & Broadcasting Ministry should come forward and aggressively help film fraternity on various matters. Click here to read more
The Lunchbox’s Ritesh Batra apologises to Film Federation of India; demands transparent jury for Oscar nomination
The Lunchbox director responds to the scathing letter sent by the FFI to him. Read more
And the war continues. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, sends his response to the letter he received from the Film Federation of India (FFI) criticising him for his reaction to the rejection of his film and selection of Gyan Corea’s The Good Road for the Oscars. Here’s the full text of the letter verbatim: Click here to read more
Rakhi Sawant contests CINTAA elections – God save us!
Come to think of it, the boisterous item girl may actually bring about changes in the industry if she becomes part of the trade body
The controversial item girl has done it again. She has managed to surprise us with her moves…and not her latkas and jhatkas onscreen. Rakhi Sawant has taken time out from spewing venom about her B-town colleagues and fantasising about going to jail instead of Sanjay Dutt, to actually contest an election of a Bollywood trade body! Click here to read more
Mahesh Bhatt pushes for anti-camcord regulations in Indian Cinematograph Act
Deal with piracy issues urgently, says the filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, asking for amendment in the Indian Cinematograph Act
Concerned by the increasing content theft in India through camcording in cinema halls, as well as the growing levels of piracy, multiple committees are mulling specific provisions for anti-camcord regulations in the Indian Cinematograph Act 2010. Click here to read more
Heroine makers move court on smoking scene rider
It would kill the creativity of the film, feel the producers of the Kareena Kapoor film
The makers of Bollywood film Heroine, starring Kareena Kapoor, on Monday moved the Delhi High Court against the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s order to display anti-smoking messages during smoking scenes in the movie. Click here to read more
12th Osian’s Cine-fan Film Festival: I&B Ministry announces India’s film commission
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry will work with the Ministry of Tourism to make the commission functional soon
The country will soon have a film commission offering a single window clearance to filmmakers to shoot in India, Nirupama Kotru, Director (Films), Information and Broadcasting Ministry, said Wednesday at the ongoing 12th Osian’s Cine-fan Film Festival in New Delhi. She was speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Filmmaking in India’. Click here to read more
IFFI Goa’s new award to celebrate 100th year of Indian cinema
The I&B Ministry to honour path-breaking films every year starting with IFFI 2012
There will be a new award given away at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa every year. Instituted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India, the award will be handed over for the first time at this year’s IFFI Click here to read more
‘The Dirty Picture’ should be aired after 11pm: I&B Ministry tells Sony TV
The Vidya Balan film will not be allowed to broadcast during prime time, even after going through 58 cuts
Sony was scheduled to air The Dirty Picture at 12pm and 8pm on Sunday, but a last minute verdict by the Information and Broadcast Ministry of India has stalled the broadcast of the Vidya Balan film. This move came after the High Court had already cleared the 2011 hit after 58 cuts and issued a U/A certificate. Click here to read more