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VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Censor Board, Censorship, Pakistan, Mulk

Has Mulk been banned in Pakistan at all?

While it sounds extremely plausible, the censor board in our neighbouring 'Mulk' says otherwise.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Deepika Padukone, Sanjay leela bhansali, Censor Board, Padmavati

Padmavati gets cleared: 10 points by Twitter users

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest gets censor nod, and a new name.

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read
Prasoon Joshi, Censor Board, CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani

Uncleji Pahlaj Nihalani kicked out from CBFC

Lyricist-adman Prasoon Joshi is said to replace him.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Lipstick under my burkha, CBFC, Censor Board, Pahlaj Nihalani

Pahlaj Nihalani should stay on as head of Censor Board. Said no one ever

The CBFC’s moral policing and sanskari chief may soon be replaced.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Bollywood, CBFC, Censor Board, Pahlaj Nihalani

Why Pahlaj Nihalani is the wrong man to head the CBFC

At a time when Indian cinema is truly coming of age, Nihalani is the last person to expect anything sensible from.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  8-minute read
Censor Board, Hindutva, Cow politics, Amartya Sen

Why CBFC has an issue with Amartya Sen saying 'Gujarat' or 'cow'

Beeping out phrases from documentary on the Nobel laureate betrays Hindutva’s inferiority complex.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani, Censor Board, Lipstick under my burkha

Censor hounded Lipstick Under My Burkha not for sexual content, but women dreaming

The characters dare to liberate themselves from the suffocating shackles of male dominance.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani, Censor Board, Lipstick under my burkha

Pahlaj Nihalani's issue with ‘lady-oriented’ films is why CBFC must be shut down

Refusing to certify Lipstick Under My Burkha because it dares to portray female sexual desires is problematic.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Censor Board, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Films

Controversies don't help Bollywood. 2016 taught us

The latest entry is Karan Johar's grand romance 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'.

ART & CULTURE

 |  10-minute read
Raaz Reboot, Pahlaj Nihalani, Censor Board, Vikram Bhatt

5 times Indian films had to knock on court's door to bypass censor board

Not just Vikram Bhatt, a number of other filmmakers have been on a collision course with the CBFC.