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Swara Bhasker in a still from Rasbhari.

Man accuses Swara Bhasker’s Rasbhari of instigating violence against women, actor replies: ‘Rapes aren’t increasing because of my roles, but your mentality’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Actor Swara Bhasker responded to a Twitter user who suggested that shows such as Rasbhari are inciting violence against women.
Prasoon Joshi has spoken about Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Prasoon Joshi has spoken about Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

Prasoon Joshi breaks silence on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, says ‘suicide is a bigger concern than murder’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:09 AM IST
Writer and CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi, breaking his silence on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, has said that in his opinion, ‘suicide is a bigger concern than murder’, because murderers can be caught and punished.
Prasoon Joshi has reacted to the film industry’s stance on drugs controversy.
Prasoon Joshi has reacted to the film industry’s stance on drugs controversy.

Prasoon Joshi reacts to Jaya Bachchan’s comments on drugs controversy, says Kangana Ranaut shouldn’t be trivialised

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 12:12 PM IST
Prasoon Joshi has said that Kangana Ranaut shouldn’t be trivialised. He has also commented on the ongoing drugs-related controversy in the film industry.
From print to billboards to TV commercials, ads have covered every spectrum and become an indispensable catalyst for a changing India
From print to billboards to TV commercials, ads have covered every spectrum and become an indispensable catalyst for a changing India

The most memorable Indian advertisements from decades gone by

Hindustan Times | By By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Revisiting the most memorable ads, picked by ad gurus that entertained us and shaped our mindset
Swara Bhasker in a scene from Amazon’s Rasbhari.
Swara Bhasker in a scene from Amazon’s Rasbhari.

Swara Bhasker says she respects Prasoon Joshi too much to believe he could misunderstand Rasbhari scene

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 03:04 PM IST
Actor Swara Bhasker has said that she has too much respect for Prasoon Joshi to believe that he really misunderstood a controversial scene from her show, Rasbhari.
Sonam Kapoor in a still from the original Masakali song.
Sonam Kapoor in a still from the original Masakali song.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thinks Masakali 2.0 will be forgotten in 2 months, calls it ‘painful beyond legal remedy’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Delhi-6 director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thinks taking the legal route with the makers of Masakali 2.0 is not worth the effort, as it will be forgotten after two months.
Prasoon Joshi had penned the lyrics of the songs of the 2009 film, Delhi-6
Prasoon Joshi had penned the lyrics of the songs of the 2009 film, Delhi-6

Lyricist Prasoon Joshi on Masakali remake: Leave the classics untouched

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Sharing his disappointment over the new song, Joshi says that he had painstakingly written the original Masakali and feels that people should realise that there is a certain sanctity to all things
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.
The open letter questions the ‘selective outrage and false narratives’. It asks why do the celebrities remain silent when tribals and marginalized are targeted by Maoists.(PTI FILE)
The open letter questions the ‘selective outrage and false narratives’. It asks why do the celebrities remain silent when tribals and marginalized are targeted by Maoists.(PTI FILE)

Kangana, 61 others question ‘selective outrage’ after open letter to PM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 12:48 PM IST
On Wednesday, expressing concern over instances of mob violence in the country, 49 intellectuals, artists and professionals had written an open letter to PM Modi asking him to institute exemplary punishment for the perpetrators of such crimes
Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar and Hrithik Roshan have all feuded in the past.
Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar and Hrithik Roshan have all feuded in the past.

Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli brings up ‘silly ex’ and ‘nepotism gang’ in new Twitter rant

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 03:48 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel has stoked controversy once again after bringing up her ‘silly ex’ and ‘nepotism gang’ in new tweets.
Kangana Ranaut during her birthday celebrations at her residence in Mumbai's Bandra.(IANS)
Kangana Ranaut during her birthday celebrations at her residence in Mumbai's Bandra.(IANS)

Kangana Ranaut reacts to Mental Hai Kya controversy through sister Rangoli, dismisses claims

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Actor Kangana Ranaut has dismissed the ongoing controversy surrounding Mental Hai Kya with doctors objecting to the title of the film. Kangana’’s her sister Rangoli Chandel posted the actor’s response on Twitter.
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.
The director of the film Omung Kumar in an exclusive interview with ANI also confirmed that the film is not releasing on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The director of the film Omung Kumar in an exclusive interview with ANI also confirmed that the film is not releasing on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

PM Narendra Modi biopic yet to be certified, says CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 10:08 AM IST
The biographical drama was originally set to release on April 12 but the makers had advanced it by a week, claiming public demand.
Lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar during a 'mushaira' - Urdu poetry reading session - in New Delhi.(IANS)
Lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar during a 'mushaira' - Urdu poetry reading session - in New Delhi.(IANS)

Javed Akhtar says he hasn’t written any songs for Vivek Oberoi’s PM Narendra Modi biopic

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Javed Akhtar has said that he hasn’t written any songs for the upcoming PM Narendra Modi biopic, and that he is ‘shocked’ to see his name in the film’s trailer.
Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor’s Padmaavat
Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor’s Padmaavat

Protests against Padmaavat left me ‘infuriated, saddened’, says Prasoon Joshi as he talks about the bigger picture

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 12:06 PM IST
CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi says in his new book that freedom is not a blank cheque; it comes with a fair barter of responsibility.
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
Kangana Ranaut at the music launch of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi in Mumbai.(Viral Bhayani)
Kangana Ranaut at the music launch of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi in Mumbai.(Viral Bhayani)

Manikarnika music launch: Kangana Ranaut is every bit the queen in a gold saree. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi will hit the screens on January 25. Before that, take a look at what happened at the music album launch of the film in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Devotees pour turmeric paste on the statue of Jain god Gomateshwara during a ceremony, Shravanabelagola, February 17(REUTERS)
Devotees pour turmeric paste on the statue of Jain god Gomateshwara during a ceremony, Shravanabelagola, February 17(REUTERS)

Why Bharat needs to stay connected to its roots

By Manmohan Vaidya
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 06:49 PM IST
We can protect this identity in the world and prepare ourselves for future challenges only if we remain connected and embedded to our roots
Prasoon Joshi with eminent Hindi poet and lyricist Gopal Das Neeraj.
Prasoon Joshi with eminent Hindi poet and lyricist Gopal Das Neeraj.

Gopal Das Neeraj’s poetry has a strand of hope in it, writes Prasoon Joshi

By Prasoon Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das Neeraj passed away on Thursday evening at the AIIMS trauma centre here. He was 93.
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.
Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt in a still from Sanju.(YouTube)
Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt in a still from Sanju.(YouTube)

Complaint filed against Sanju makers, Ranbir Kapoor over toilet scene

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 05:19 PM IST
A scene in the recent trailer for the film Sanju, which shows Sanjay Dutt in prison when a toilet overflows, is the subject of an official complaint registered by an activist.
Kangana Ranaut’s Cannes visit is not limited to just the red carpet.
Kangana Ranaut’s Cannes visit is not limited to just the red carpet.

Red carpet done, Kangana Ranaut is enjoying herself at Cannes. See pics, videos

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 10:53 AM IST
In one of the videos, Kangana Ranaut is seen grooving at a pub while in another, she asks fans to watch out for her first Cannes appearance.
Kangana Ranaut made her Cannes debut at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.(AFP)
Kangana Ranaut made her Cannes debut at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.(AFP)

As Kangana Ranaut makes her Cannes debut, this is what she has to say on gender equality in films

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 11:46 AM IST
Kangana Ranaut was at the Indian Pavillion where she also had a discussion with Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi.
Director-actor Ravi Jadhav anxiously awaits the release of his Marathi film Nude, which has been embroiled in controversies since the time of its announcement(HTPHOTO)
Director-actor Ravi Jadhav anxiously awaits the release of his Marathi film Nude, which has been embroiled in controversies since the time of its announcement(HTPHOTO)

My patience has paid off: Ravi Jadhav

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 09:05 PM IST
Director-actor Ravi Jadhav anxiously awaits the release of his Marathi film Nude, which has been embroiled in controversies since the time of its announcement
Members of the Sikh community protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in London on Wednesday. Modi is in UK as a part of a five-day international tour.(PTI)
Members of the Sikh community protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in London on Wednesday. Modi is in UK as a part of a five-day international tour.(PTI)

Criticism is a goldmine for me, but it is turning into allegations: PM Modi

Press Trust of India, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Fielding questions during his ‘Bharat ki Baat, Sabke Saath’ programme at Central Hall Westminster, Prime Minister Modi addressed a range of issues, including the criticism his government has been facing over the Unnao and Kathua rape cases.
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