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CBFC member reacts to West Bengal's ban on The Kerala Story: 'You can't decide'

CBFC member Vani Tripathi has said that the West Bengal government 'can't decide' a ban on The Kerala Story. The film has been helmed by Sudipto Sen.

The official poster of The Kerala Story which released on May 5.
Published on May 10, 2023 09:00 AM IST

Amitabh Bachchan says even now 'questions being raised on freedom of expression'

Speaking at the Kolkata International Film Festival on Thursday, Amitabh Bachchan raised the issue of censorship and freedom of expression.

Amitabh Bachchan speaks during inauguration of the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival, in Kolkata, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI)
Published on Dec 15, 2022 08:53 PM IST

Anurag Kashyap took dictionary to Satya 'censor screening' to explain ‘ch***ya'

Anurag Kashyap has revealed that he carried a Hindi dictionary for a screening of the 1998 film Satya, so he could explain that a word commonly perceived as an abuse, is not one.

Anurag Kashyap recalls the ‘censor screening’ for Satya.
Published on Aug 05, 2022 06:11 PM IST

Akshay Kumar's Samrat Prithviraj to include disclaimer on Sati and Johar

Apart from a disclaimer that the makers do not promote Sati or Johar, Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) demanded four changes to dialogues in Akshay Kumar's upcoming film Samrat Prithviraj.

Akshay Kumar as Prithviraj Chauhan in a still from Prithviraj.
Published on May 28, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Benegal panel on Cinematograph Act proposed MHA review of films

The Centre has clarified that the changes proposed don’t empower it to pass any order on its own.

In 2000, the Supreme Court upheld a 1990 ruling of the Karnataka high court that struck down the Centre’s revisional powers over CBFC-approved films but gave the government the option to appeal to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT).(File Photo for representational puposes)
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 06:13 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
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