After the announcement of The Accidental Prime Minister - a movie based on journalist Sanjaya Baru's book where actor Anupam Kher will play Manmohan Singh - Mr Nihalani has said the makers will need an NOC from the former Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other real life characters depicted in the film
The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has directed the Censor Board to grant Lipstick Under My Burkha an 'A certificate' after 'voluntary and some additional cuts and deletions'
Noor director Sunhil Sippy confirmed that these edits had been ordered but said that the cuts were minor and made no difference to the narrative
Censor Board refused to give a certification to Raveena Tandon's Maatr reportedly due to some gruesome scenes
Members of various film associations gathered in Mumbai to show support to Sanjay Bhansali's Padmavati, which is surrounded by controversy. Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh got some much-needed support at a time when only handful of people from the fraternity are speaking out in their support. Viacom 18 is waiting for the censor certificate from CBFC to announce the release date.
The makers of Julie 2 thought it was a good idea to invite the former controversial CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani, now the presenter of the adult film Julie 2 for a press conference but it turned out to be a horrible idea. Nihalani, who proudly called himself a sanskari and gave a tough time to filmmakers during his tenure was slammed by the media for presenting an adult film soon after being sacked from his post.
On Friday, poet and lyricist Prasoon Joshi was appointed as the Chairman of CBFC. He replaced the controversial CBFC Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani who was relieved from his duties before his term ended. Joshi said
Aamir Khan reacted to CBFC's stand on recommending 48 cuts in Nawazuddin Siddiqui's upcoming film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. Aamir said CBFC's job is only to grade the film and not censor it.