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NGO welcomes ‘A’ certificate for ‘Heroine’


September 7th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An NGO Friday welcomed the Central Board of Film Certification's decision to give an 'A' certificate to the upcoming movie 'Heroine', saying the move ... Read more...

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‘Heroine’ makers move court on smoking scene rider (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The makers of Bollywood film "Heroine", starring Kareena Kapoor, Monday moved the Delhi High Court against the information and broadcasting ministry's order to display ... Read more...

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Indian Panorama section at IFFI to screen 47 films


August 21st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) As many as 47 films will be screened in the Indian Panorama section at the 43rd International Film festival of India (IFFI), which will be held ... Read more...

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Censor board becoming more liberal: Director Dibakar Banerjee


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Even as many filmmakers feel the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has become more strict about content, critically acclaimed director Dibakar Banerjee begs to ... Read more...

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Pooja Bhatt wants ‘Jism 2′ to be her ‘Arth’


July 28th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Pooja Bhatt wants "Jism 2" to be a game changer for her, just as the 1982 "Arth" was for her father Mahesh Bhatt."I hope 'Jism 2' ... Read more...

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‘Blatant violation of anti-tobacco law in ‘Heroine’ promos’


July 25th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The newspaper advertisements of Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming movie "Heroine", that features lead actress Kareena Kapoor with a cigarette on movie sets, have drawn flak ... Read more...

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Kareena’s smoking scenes cut from ‘Heroine’ trailer


July 21st, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) You will probably not see a 'smoking' hot Kareena Kapoor in "Heroine", as shots of her smoking in the trailer of the film have been ... Read more...

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‘Jism 2′ gets ‘A’ certificate


July 18th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Erotic thriller "Jism 2" has been passed with an A-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says director Pooja Bhatt, who is glad ... Read more...

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‘Heroine’ gets A-certificate (Movie Snippets)


July 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Madhur Bhandarkar's ambitious project "Heroine" has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with an A-certificate. The filmmaker isn't surprised."As expected ... Read more...

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‘Shanghai’ to release with U/A certificate


June 7th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Dibakar Banerjee's eagerly-awaited political thriller "Shanghai", releasing Friday, has been awarded a U/A certificate by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC), but with a ... Read more...

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Anupam shocked on censor cut in ‘Mr.Bhatti On Chutti’


April 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher is "shocked" after reading reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked producers of his next film ... Read more...

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‘Discourage glamorisation of smoking’


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) If you stare hard enough at the screen during Katrina Kaif's item song in "Agneepath", you will see a statutory warning flashed at the bottom ... Read more...

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Why does censor board love Karan Johar?


January 28th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) The censor board loves Karan Johar. The filmmaker not only happily toned down the violent content of his latest production "Agneepath" as per the censor ... Read more...

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Apex court pulls up Tamil Nadu on film ban


January 13th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday slammed the Tamil Nadu government for banning the screening of film "Dam 999", saying that "when the whole country has one ... Read more...

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‘Inklab’ director slams censors for demanding cuts


November 28th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) A Chandigarh-based activist filmmaker Monday accused the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of acting as a "political wing" of the government, which was only ... Read more...

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Censor board denies charges on Marathi film certification


November 15th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after its office here was ransacked allegedly by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supporters, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Tuesday denied the party's ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi ill-informed: Raj Thackeray retorts to speech


November 14th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Monday gave a sharp rejoinder to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's statements in Uttar Pradesh, terming him "ill-informed"."For how long would UP ... Read more...

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Tougher anti-tobacco rules for TV, films


November 11th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Henceforth, every time an actor is seen taking a puff on screen, a prominent scroll warning that smoking is injurious to health will run at ... Read more...

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Stop showing tobacco on screen, Bollywood urged


September 28th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Stating that on screen representation of smoking glamorizes tobacco, civil society members Wednesday urged the film industry and censor board to avoid depicting such scenes ... Read more...

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Supreme Court lifts Uttar Pradesh ban on ‘Aarakshan’ (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday "quashed and set aside" the two-month ban imposed by the Uttar Pradesh government on the screening of filmmaker Prakash Jha's ... Read more...

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New film classification system to replace censorship: Samson


June 15th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Leela Samson Tuesday promised to bring in more transparency in the film certification process and said a new film ... Read more...

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Amal Allana, Arundhati Nag on CBFC new members list


May 26th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Veteran theatre personality Amal Allana, journalists Pankaj Vohra and Shubhra Gupta and actress Arundhati Nag were Thursday appointed members of the Central Board of Film ... Read more...

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Hindus ask India’s new film censor chair Leela Samson to curb vulgarity and violence


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 02 (ANI): Hindus have urged Leela Samson, the newly appointed chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India, to halt the unnecessary violence and vulgarity ... Read more...

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Court paves way for release of documentary on Kabir (Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday paved the way for the release of a 100-minute documentary film "Had Anhad", based on poet Kabir, asking the censor ... Read more...

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Court paves way for release of documentary on Kabir


March 9th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday paved the way for the release of a 100-minute documentary film "Had Anhad", based on poet Kabir, asking the censor ... Read more...

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British-made movie ‘Slackistan’ banned in Pakistan


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): A British-made movie 'Slackistan' has been banned in Pakistan due to its content.The movie, which is about young people living in Islamabad, has been banned because of ... Read more...

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Censor board not into moral policing: Sharmila Tagore (Interview)


January 17th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The debate whether Indian cinema needs a censor or not will continue forever, but Sharmila Tagore, chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), ... Read more...

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No curbs on screening ‘Lamhaa’ on TV: Court


August 26th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday refused to restrain Colors TV channel from screening Bollywood film "Lamhaa" based on Kashmir. A petition seeking the curbs was filed ... Read more...

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Vijay Congratulates Dad


June 16th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Actor Vijay has more reasons to smile as the issues pertaining to the "Theatre Exhibitors' Association get amicably settled now. Moreover, the actor is close ... Read more...

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Congress denies interfering in release of ‘Rajneeti’


May 31st, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Congress Monday said it had not interfered in the release of film "Rajneeti" which has generated political heat for its reported depiction of Congress president ... Read more...

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Hindus want urgent restructuring of India film Censor Board


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), March 22 (ANI): Hindus are asking for immediate restructuring of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India because of continuous increase in the unnecessary vulgarity and violence in Indian ... Read more...

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‘Rann’ of business and conscience in media (IANS Preview)


January 26th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) After scanning the underworld, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma now shifts the focus on the modus operandi of the Indian media in "Rann", which is releasing Friday. Made ... Read more...

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Freedom is remote-controlled in India: Filmmaker Varma


January 22nd, 2010 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who was asked to remove a controversial song from his soon-to-be-released media-based film "Rann", says freedom in India is "remote-controlled" ... Read more...

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Hindus ask India film Censor Board to “wake up”


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:50 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India to "wake up".Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that seeing the continuous increase ... Read more...

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Bollywood welcomes Julia Roberts!


September 26th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Some Bollywood stars are flying about 1200 kilometers north to Pataudi (India) to host a dinner in honor of Julia Roberts, who is currently shooting for "Eat, Play, Love", according to ... Read more...

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