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Salman Khan and Disha Patani in Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai.

Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai gets CBFC's UA certificate without any cuts

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 08:20 AM IST
  • Ahead of the simultaneous digital and theatrical release of Salman Khan's Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai, the film has bagged UA certificate from the CBFC. It can be viewed by all age groups in theatres.
Pahlaj Nihalani presided over a controversial phase in the CBFC’s history.
Pahlaj Nihalani presided over a controversial phase in the CBFC’s history.

Pahlaj Nihalani resurfaces, wonders why filmmakers aren’t targeting the CBFC anymore: ‘I was misunderstood’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Former CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani has said that he was attacked unjustly during his controversial tenure, and that he was simply doing his job.
Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal in Indoo Ki Jawani.
Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal in Indoo Ki Jawani.

CBFC takes scissors to Kiara Advani’s Indoo Ki Jawani, deletes dialogue on crime against women in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:41 PM IST
The Central Board of Film Certification has made a number of cuts in Indoo Ki Jawani. One of the deleted dialogues was about crime against women in Delhi.
Taapsee Pannu with film director Anubhav Sinha poses for photographs during a promotional event of their upcoming movie Thappad.(PTI)
Taapsee Pannu with film director Anubhav Sinha poses for photographs during a promotional event of their upcoming movie Thappad.(PTI)

Thappad: Taapsee Pannu wants CBFC to add disclaimers to films featuring domestic violence

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Thappad actor Taapsee Pannu has supported a Change.org petition calling for the CBFC to add disclaimers to films featuring scenes of domestic violence.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in a still from Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in a still from Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

Ayushmann Khurrana’s same-sex kiss in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan to get a pass from CBFC: report

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 08:33 PM IST
A new report says that the same-sex kiss between Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan will be given a clean chit by the CBFC.
Deepika Padukone plays an acid attack survivor in Chhapaak.
Deepika Padukone plays an acid attack survivor in Chhapaak.

Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak gets U certificate, Meghna Gulzar calls it ‘valuable encouragement’ by CBFC

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 09:03 PM IST
Meghna Gulzar has called CBFC’s U certificate for Chhapaak a ‘valuable encouragement’ for people to watch her film.
Rani Mukerji plays a cop in Mardaani 2.
Rani Mukerji plays a cop in Mardaani 2.

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 draws legal notice for the CBFC, filmmakers

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Rani Mukerji’s upcoming film Mardaani 2 has spelt trouble for the censor board. The CBFC has been hit with a legal notice related to the use of Kota’s name in the film.
This image released by 20th Century fox shows Christian Bale in a scene from Ford v. Ferrari.(AP)
This image released by 20th Century fox shows Christian Bale in a scene from Ford v. Ferrari.(AP)

Christian Bale’s Ford v Ferrari caught in a jam in India, CBFC blurs out alcohol bottles and glasses. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 05:40 PM IST
Christian Bale and Matt Damon’s upcoming film Ford v Ferrari has rammed into the CBFC. According to a report, alcohol bottles and glasses have been blurred out from the Indian release.
Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 releases on Friday.
Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 releases on Friday.

CBFC replaces Ramayana reference in Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30, removes scenes of politician touching dancer

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 06:28 PM IST
The CBFC has made four modification to Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming film Super 30. The film is slated to release this Friday.
The new title for Mental Hai Kya has not yet been revealed.
The new title for Mental Hai Kya has not yet been revealed.

Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya title to get tweaked on CBFC’s orders, actor says ‘more than happy to do that’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 11:13 AM IST
The title of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao’s film Mental Hai Kya will be changed on the orders of CBFC.
Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh.
Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh.

CBFC member Vani Tripathi trolled for slamming Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh: ‘Where were you when Veere Di Wedding came out?’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Criticising Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh on social media opened TV actor and CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo up to criticism herself.
The bench of justices SC Dharmadhikari and GS Patel has instructed CBFC and the ministry of Information and Broadcasting to file a reply within two weeks.(HT File)
The bench of justices SC Dharmadhikari and GS Patel has instructed CBFC and the ministry of Information and Broadcasting to file a reply within two weeks.(HT File)

Children’s Film Society seeks Bombay HC intervention to release film

Hindustan Times | By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 08:45 PM IST
In January, the board issued a universal/adult (U/A) certificate to the film, owing to an abusive word and a particular scene
Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh.
Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh.

CBFC member Vani Tripathi blasts Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh, says ‘Arjun Reddy was bad enough and now this’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 04:48 PM IST
TV actor and CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo has slammed Shahid Kapoor’s latest film, Kabir Singh. ‘What a terribly misogynistic and extremely violent film’, she wrote in a series of tweets.
Salman and Katrina in a still from Chashni, a song from Bharat.
Salman and Katrina in a still from Chashni, a song from Bharat.

Salman Khan trims down Bharat by 25 minutes following Salim Khan’s suggestions, CBFC hadn’t asked for any cuts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 01:02 PM IST
Almost 25 minutes of Salman Khan’s Bharat was trimmed down after his dad Salim Khan watched the film and suggested cuts. These were made despite the CBFC giving the film the go-ahead.
Poster launch of the biopic from India PM Narendra Modi by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and actor Vivekanand Oberoi at Garware Club House, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in January .(HT File)
Poster launch of the biopic from India PM Narendra Modi by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and actor Vivekanand Oberoi at Garware Club House, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in January .(HT File)

Biopic on PM Modi gets CBFC’s go ahead

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2019 01:15 PM IST
Earlier in the day the Supreme Court dismissed a petition to prohibit the film’s screening, saying it was premature because the film has not yet been certified by the Censor Board.
The seven-phase polls will begin on April 11, the day the film is scheduled to release.
The seven-phase polls will begin on April 11, the day the film is scheduled to release.

MNS demands Prasoon Joshi’s resignation from CBFC over Modi biopic

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 09:27 PM IST
The film, titled “PM Narendra Modi” and directed by Omung Kumar, has been criticised by the opposition parties, who claim that the biopic could give undue advantage to the BJP in the polls as it will arrive in theatres before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
CBFC Chief Prasson Joshi informed Shankar Mahadevan about being awarded the Padma Shri.(Photo: Facebook)
CBFC Chief Prasson Joshi informed Shankar Mahadevan about being awarded the Padma Shri.(Photo: Facebook)

Shankar Mahadevan: I feel extremely humbled and honoured to have been given this award

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Music composer Shankar Mahadevan talks about his first reaction when he learned that he was being awarded with the Padma Shri
the final print of the movie was ready and would be submitted to the Central Board of Film Certification for approval next week.(AFP)
the final print of the movie was ready and would be submitted to the Central Board of Film Certification for approval next week.(AFP)

Ram Janmabhoomi movie set for release in first week of February

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 09:48 AM IST
Several Muslim outfits and NGOs have questioned the timing of the movie, which they allege contains provocative content and is an attempt to incite communal passions ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
No woman was part of the “manel” representing an industry where women play a pivotal role not just as actors but also as directors, producers and writers, a female producer said.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
No woman was part of the “manel” representing an industry where women play a pivotal role not just as actors but also as directors, producers and writers, a female producer said.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

‘Where are the women’: All-male Bollywood delegation’s meet with Narendra Modi draws flak

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2018 07:03 PM IST
On Tuesday, an 18-member panel, including Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Sidhwani and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi, met the prime minister to discuss how to take the entertainment industry to the next stage.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero is facing legal trouble over having the actor hold a ‘kirpan’ in the film’s poster and trailer.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero is facing legal trouble over having the actor hold a ‘kirpan’ in the film’s poster and trailer.

Shah Rukh Khan holding sword, not kirpan in Zero poster: Makers tell Bombay High Court

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 07:40 AM IST
The makers of Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Zero have told the Bombay High Court that the actor is not holding a kirpan but a sword in the poster and trailer for the film.
Director Pahlaj Nihalani with actor Govinda at a press conference regarding their upcoming film Rangeela Raja in Mumbai.(IANS)
Director Pahlaj Nihalani with actor Govinda at a press conference regarding their upcoming film Rangeela Raja in Mumbai.(IANS)

CBFC says Pahlaj Nihalani’s Rangeela Raja hero is a misogynist, commits rape, adultery

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2018 09:53 AM IST
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has justified its decision to demand 20 cuts in former chairman Pahlaj Nihalani’s film, Rangeela Raja.
Actors Govinda and Mishika Chourasia at a press conference regarding their upcoming film Rangeela Raja in Mumbai.(IANS)
Actors Govinda and Mishika Chourasia at a press conference regarding their upcoming film Rangeela Raja in Mumbai.(IANS)

Govinda alleges Bollywood conspiracy to curb release of his films

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 05:52 PM IST
Actor Govinda has alleged that there is a group of people in the Hindi film industry who are conspiring against the release of his films.
Pahlaj Nihalani says his film Rangeela Raja has no vulgarity.
Pahlaj Nihalani says his film Rangeela Raja has no vulgarity.

Pahlaj Nihalani moves Bombay HC against CBFC for ordering 20 cuts in his film Rangeela Raja

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 04:40 PM IST
Former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani’s film Rangeela Raja has been ordered 20 cuts by the Central Board of Film Certification. He says his film has no vulgarity.
Actor Salman Khan at the trailer launch of his upcoming film ‘Loveyatri’ in Mumbai in August 2018.(IANS)
Actor Salman Khan at the trailer launch of his upcoming film ‘Loveyatri’ in Mumbai in August 2018.(IANS)

SC says no coercive action against Salman Khan produced movie ‘Loveyatri’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 01:07 PM IST
Several private criminal complaints were filed against actor Salman Khan’s movie ‘Loveyatri’ alleging that its name has hurt the religious sentiment of Hindus.
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in a scene from Mission: Impossible - Fallout.(AP)
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in a scene from Mission: Impossible - Fallout.(AP)

Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible Fallout has no mention of Kashmir, thanks to CBFC

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 08:05 PM IST
The CBFC has reportedly removed all references to Kashmir in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Ranbir Kapoor plays Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju.
Ranbir Kapoor plays Sanjay Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju.

CBFC clears Sanju with just one cut and it’s the ‘unaesthetic’ toilet scene

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2018 05:58 PM IST
Sanju makers have been asked to remove the scene with overflowing toilet from the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer for ‘artistic’ reasons. The makers have reportedly complied.
The scene from the trailer of the film Sanju.
The scene from the trailer of the film Sanju.

Sanju trailer: Toilet scene sparks off debate

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 03:52 PM IST
The scene in the trailer of Sanjay Dutt biopic where the protagonist is seen inside a jail cell where a toilet leak floods the cell has prompted prison, activist Prithvi Mhaske to file complaint with CBFC for showcasing prisons in a negative light. Filmmakers defend the film.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhaskar in a still from Veere Di Wedding.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhaskar in a still from Veere Di Wedding.

Did CBFC suggest alternate cuss words for Veere Di Wedding?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 01:25 PM IST
Report suggested the Central Board of Film Certification suggested new, more mellow cuss words for Veere Di Wedding.
A still from Nanak Shah Fakir. Guru Nanak is represented by a luminescent figure in the film.(YouTube)
A still from Nanak Shah Fakir. Guru Nanak is represented by a luminescent figure in the film.(YouTube)

SC refuses urgent hearing on plea against Nanak Shah Fakir’s release

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 01:49 PM IST
The Supreme Court has refused to hold an urgent hearing in the plea made against the release of Nanak Shah Fakir.
Members of Sikh community hold placards during a protest against the screening of the film 'Nanak Shah Faqir' in Amritsar on April 7.(AFP)
Members of Sikh community hold placards during a protest against the screening of the film 'Nanak Shah Faqir' in Amritsar on April 7.(AFP)

Despite SC clearance, Nanak Shah Fakir producer not to release film in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 09:27 AM IST
The film producer’s decision to not release the film in view of the “sensitivity of the issue and the public sentiment involved” came as a big relief for the state authorities.
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