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
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is all set to release in theatres on Friday. Ahead of the film's release, Pakistani film exhibitors told news agency PTI that they are keen to screen the film in their country post approval from the censor board
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'
Shunyota, based on demonetisation, was released in West Bengal on Friday following six cuts, as recommended by the censor board
The mega clash of next weekend won't happen after all. PadMan has been postponed to February 9, the film's star announced today in a joint press conference with Padmaavat director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. PadMan, co-starring Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, was the film originally booked for the Republic Day weekend - Padmavaat, cleared for release by the Censor Board earlier this month, also announced two weeks ago that it would open on January 25. Speaking to the press, Akshay Kumar revealed that PadMan was being moved at the request of Mr Bhansali, whose film has weathered months of violent protests.
For the third time this month, the Supreme Court turned down a request to ban Padmavati and said, in a rebuke to Chief Ministers and others who have spoken out against the film, "those holding public offices should not comment on such issues." The judges reiterated that it is the prerogative of the national censor board to review the film and make a decision on whether it is suitable for screening.
"As adults we are allowed to make our own decisions and the censor board is meant to provide the certificate," says Huma Qureshi.
Pahlaj Nihalani, who was sacked as the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification on Friday, said that he accepts government's decision to remove him from the post. "People were angry with me and there were several complaints against me. The government thought that I'm an embarrassment to them and they took this decision. The film industry is relieved by my ouster. It was good decision by the government," said Mr Nihalani.
Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani has ordered heavy edits for Udta Punjab