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Smoking kills, Kareena to warn fans


September 7th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor will warn viewers of "Heroine" about the dangers of smoking at the beginning of the movie, during the interval and at the end, ... Read more...

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Nawaz, Manoj turn revolutionaries for ‘Chittagong’ (Movie Snippets)


September 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) After playing rebels in the crime thriller "Gangs of Wasseypur", Manoj Bajpayee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen as revolutionaries in the upcoming film ... Read more...

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NGO asks Bhandarkar to comply with smoking rule


September 4th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) An NGO working in the field of healthcare Tuesday asked Madhur Bhandarkar, the producer of Hindi movie "Heroine", to comply with rules against showing ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films


September 4th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Bollywood's reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government's informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes to be allowed again in films - with a warning (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Smoking scenes will be back on the silver screen as the government Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it would shortly permit them - though ... Read more...

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Government notification permitting smoking scenes in films soon


September 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would shortly issue a notification to permit smoking scenes in films with a scroll carrying statutory ... 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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‘Heroine’ makers move court on smoking scene rider


August 27th, 2012 - 7:40 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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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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Smoking okay on reel, not in real: B-Town (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Does smoking on screen harm youth? Some feel depicting actors smoking in films and TV shows can affect young, impressionable minds, but others do not agree ... Read more...

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Anti-smoking activists in Kerala oppose I&B; ministry decision


May 9th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Anti-smoking activists in Kerala are up in arms over the decision of the union information and broadcasting ministry, to keep in abeyance the rules issued by ... Read more...

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Notice to government on smoking scenes in films (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the health and family welfare ministry on film director Mahesh Bhatt's plea seeking quashing of a notification ... Read more...

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Watching actors smoke could make kids vulnerable


July 8th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Adolescents watching actors light a cigarette on screen are more vulnerable to tobacco use in life, a study conducted on Delhi students said Friday, confirming ... Read more...

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Return of the retro: Bollywood beats to remixed classics


April 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) A svelte Zeenat Aman swaying to the cult classic "Dum maro dum" in the 1971 film "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" is part of Bollywood ... Read more...

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China to cut down smoking scenes in films, TV dramas


February 13th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): China's film and broadcast watchdog has issued a circular ordering to cut down smoking scenes in films and TV dramas.The decision was taken after complaints last month ... Read more...

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Did India inspire China to ban smoking in films, TV serials?


February 12th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) As the Indian government steadily takes a tough stand against tobacco companies, it seems to have influenced neighbouring Chinese authorities too, who have banned smoking scenes in movies ... Read more...

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Watching smoking scenes in movies lights up smokers’ brains


January 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): New research shows that seeing an actor in a movie light up a cigarette triggers smokers' brains to plan the same motions.In the study, researchers led by senior ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes on China’s TV screens ‘could mislead teens’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Smoking scenes on Chinese television channels have become a matter of concern for many tobacco control supporters.Reason: Officials feel these scenes could easily mislead teenagers and leave ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes to give film ‘A’ certificate


May 1st, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Censor Board is speechless after a circular sent by the government announced that if a film features even a single smoking scene, it will land ... Read more...

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Anti-tobacco group flays minister’s stand


June 6th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) An anti-tobacco group, the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE), has taken strong objection to union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's recent statement that there was nothing ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks Mahesh Bhatt’s view on smoking in films


April 2nd, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday sought noted film director Mahesh Bhatt's view on a government lawsuit for scrapping a Delhi High Court ruling that allowed cigarette smoking ... Read more...

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R-rated movies make kids more prone to smoking


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Kids who watch R-rated movies are much more likely to believe it''s easy to get a cigarette than those who dont watch such films, according to a ... Read more...

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Kids watching R-rated movies more likely to smoke


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Kids permitted to watch R-rated movies are more likely to believe it's easy to get a cigarette than those who aren't allowed to watch such films, according to ... Read more...

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Ramadoss to challenge court’’s decision lifting the ban on smoking in films


January 29th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss has said that he will challenge the decision of the court overturning a central ban on ... Read more...

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Bollywood exults as smoking ban in movies lifted


January 23rd, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Delhi High Court removing the ban on smoking in films, you can now again catch your favourite actors puffing away without landing in trouble. Filmmakers ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court allows smoking in films


January 23rd, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 23, (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday struck down the Central Government''s plea of banning smoking scenes in films, saying onscreen smoking is a part of the ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes in films against public interest: government


November 22nd, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The central government Friday told the Delhi High Court that smoking scenes in films and television programmes are against public interest.A large number of people get affected ... Read more...

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Iconic figures can be shown smoking - health ministry nods


October 20th, 2008 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India's multibillion rupee film industry, which has been fuming over a ban on smoking scenes in films, now has reason to smile. The health ministry is ready ... Read more...

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Ramadoss distributes pamphlets on smoking-ban in Chennai


October 2nd, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai/New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): Union Heath Minister Anbumani Ramadoss distributed pamphlets on smoking-ban in Chennai on Thursday the day when about 1.2 billion people have been forbidden by the law ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes in movies has Bollywood divided


September 30th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) From Oct 2, the government will introduce its new no-smoking policy. Most Bollywood personalities like Saif Ali Khan, Shabana Azmi and Akhshaye Khanna welcome this move, but some ... Read more...

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Arnie against banning smoking from films for kids


July 12th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger scoffs at the suggestion that smoking should be banned from films aimed at children.The Terminator star agrees that repeatedly warning kids about the ... Read more...

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British doctors want no smoking stars in films


July 7th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) The Anbumani Ramadoss-Shahrukh Khan public spat over reel smoking in India has now found an echo in Britain with doctors asking for censoring of puffing scenes in films. ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt finds Ramadoss remarks juvenile


May 18th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , May 18 (ANI): Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, has found a new critic in noted filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, for asking filmstars to refrain from smoking and drinking in ... Read more...

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Ramadoss says liquor, tobacco lobby targeting him


May 18th, 2008 - 10:01 am ICT by admin
Chennai, May 17 (ANI): Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss today said that liquor and tobacco lobby was targeting him by unleashing false propaganda.He told reporters that his stand against liquor ... Read more...

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Bachchan takes on Ramadoss: bring law to stop alcohol scenes


May 3rd, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has appealed to Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss to enact a law that would ban alcohol drinking scenes in films, in a strictly tongue-in-cheek ... Read more...

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