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OMG 2 actor Govind Namdev urges censor board to make exception; rethink A certificate

Actor Govind Namdev hopes that the Central Board of Film Certification realises that the A-certificate defeats the purpose of ‘progressive’ film like OMG 2

Govind Namdev
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 09:24 PM IST

OMG 2 actor Govind Namdev slams CBFC for giving film ‘senseless’ A certificate

Govind Namdev called out the Central Board of Film Certification for its senseless decision of clearing a ‘progressive’ film like OMG 2 with ‘A’ certificate.

Govind Namdev in OMG: Oh My God
Published on Aug 17, 2023 02:30 PM IST

Vivek Agnihotri reacts to changes made to Akshay Kumar's character in OMG2

Vivek Agnihotri has expressed his displeasure at the 27 cuts and changes to Akshay Kumar's character that the CBFC has made in the film OMG 2.

Akshay Kumar is a messenger of Shiva in OMG 2.
Published on Aug 10, 2023 09:48 AM IST

RS passes Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2023 aimed at curbing film piracy

The Bill plans to tackle film piracy, overhaul age-based certification provided by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), and provide consistency in categorising films and material across platforms

Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 06:41 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

How Pankaj Tripathi reacted when asked about OMG 2 amid censor board controversy

When asked about his new film with Akshay Kumar, OMG 2, Pankaj Tripathi refused to talk about it being reviewed by censor board to avoid controversy later.

Pankaj Tripathi in a still from OMG 2.
Published on Jul 19, 2023 10:57 AM IST

‘Misleading’: CBFC rebuttal after row over certificate for ‘72 Hoorain’ trailer

Ashoke Pandit said CBFC wanted that some shots in the trailer, which were taken from the movie ‘72 Hoorain’ cleared earlier, should be removed

Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit speaks during the trailer launch of his upcoming movie ‘72 Hoorain’, in Mumbai on June 28 (PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 07:16 PM IST

72 Hoorain's Ashoke Pandit asks CBFC why certification was denied to trailer

The trailer of 72 Hoorain was digitally unveiled on Wednesday. Helmed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, 72 Hoorain is slated to release on July 7.

Ashoke Pandit spoke about the trailer of 72 Hoorain.
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 03:52 PM IST

Adipurush controversy gets bigger: Makers agree to revise dialogues; industry says damage is already done

Adipurush controversy has raised a larger question: How did a film that ridicule deities receive clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification without any objection?

Adipurush is facing flak for mocking Ramayan through its dialogues as well as poor depiction of important characters.
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 03:44 PM IST

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

'Now even Aamir is silent': Vishal Bhardwaj feels 'hopeless' about censorship

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has offered his opinion on the reason behind big stars such as Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan's perceived silence on current affairs.

Aamir Khan will next be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha.
Published on Jul 05, 2021 11:11 AM IST

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

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.

Salman Khan and Disha Patani in Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai.
Published on May 04, 2021 08:20 AM IST
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