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Short-lived ban on 'political' plays at recent competition underscores Marathi theatre's past brushes with censorship
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Short-lived ban on 'political' plays at recent competition underscores Marathi theatre's past brushes with censorship

Firodiya Karandak, one of the most prestigious inter-college performing arts competitions held in Pune, announced that it would not be accepting plays that deal with ‘sensitive’ issues. This would have been the first time that a competition in Maharashtra, a state that hosts several such competitions, would have such a rule.

Kabir Singh: Mumbai-based doctor writes to Maharashtra health minister demanding ban on Shahid Kapoor's film
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Kabir Singh: Mumbai-based doctor writes to Maharashtra health minister demanding ban on Shahid Kapoor's film

Kabir Singh narrates the story of a short-tempered surgeon played by Shahid Kapoor, who goes on a path of self-destruction, consuming drugs and alcohol after he couldn't marry his college sweetheart Preeti.

Bollywood lacks guts to fight censor cuts
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Bollywood lacks guts to fight censor cuts

Bollywood’s high and mighty make a lot of noise about censor woes but don’t ever seem to be in the mood to take any real step

Uri: The Surgical Strike — No importer willing to screen Vicky Kaushal's army film in Pakistan
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Uri: The Surgical Strike — No importer willing to screen Vicky Kaushal's army film in Pakistan

There has been no ban imposed on Uri: The Surgical Strike as the film has not even been imported

Pahlaj Nihalani claims his film Rangeela Raja was targeted because of his 'blunt views' on CBFC operations
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Pahlaj Nihalani claims his film Rangeela Raja was targeted because of his 'blunt views' on CBFC operations

Pahlaj Nihalani's Rangeela Raja had run into trouble after the CBFC recommended 20 cuts in the film, deeming the content 'misogynistic' and 'sexist'.

Thackeray: Producer Sanjay Raut says Hindi version of upcoming biopic cleared by CBFC
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Thackeray: Producer Sanjay Raut says Hindi version of upcoming biopic cleared by CBFC

Thackeray is a biopic of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Amrita Rao.

Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar meet Narendra Modi to speak about issues faced by Indian film industry
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Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar meet Narendra Modi to speak about issues faced by Indian film industry

Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Karan johar and others met with Narendra Modi to discuss lower and uniform rates of GST for the film fraternity.

Siva Manasula Pushpa row: Madras HC directs producer Vaarahi to approach FCAT within two weeks
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Siva Manasula Pushpa row: Madras HC directs producer Vaarahi to approach FCAT within two weeks

Vaarahi, who has produced the film Siva Manasula Pushpa, moved the court challenging the order of the Central Board of Film Certification directing 15 cuts and change of the names of two main characters which bore resemblance to names of two MPs from Tamil Nadu

COAI's objections to Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 are reasonable, the timing isn't
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COAI's objections to Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 are reasonable, the timing isn't

For some reason, people assume that the “electromagnetic radiation” from cell towers is harmful.

Adil Hussain against CBFC banning films like his Unfreedom: They are not sociologists or psychologists
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Adil Hussain against CBFC banning films like his Unfreedom: They are not sociologists or psychologists

Adil Hussain-starrer Unfreedom, which was earlier banned by the Censor Board, released in India and other countries on the streaming site Netflix in April.

Race 3: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes-starrer reportedly cleared without a single cut, gets U/A certificate
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Race 3: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes-starrer reportedly cleared without a single cut, gets U/A certificate

Race 3 has an impressive ensemble cast that includes Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandes, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Saqib Salim.

After Nanak Shah Fakir row, Akal Takht sets up censor board to review movies related to Sikhism
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After Nanak Shah Fakir row, Akal Takht sets up censor board to review movies related to Sikhism

After a few Bollywood films ran into trouble with a section of the Sikhs over the depiction of the community, the Akal Takht set up of a 'Sikh Censor Board'.

Padmaavat hits screens amid protests as curious viewers flock movie halls; four states may draw Supreme Court ire for disobeying order
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Padmaavat hits screens amid protests as curious viewers flock movie halls; four states may draw Supreme Court ire for disobeying order

In Uttar Pradesh, a multiplex was vandalised in Pilkuhwa locality in Hapur district for screening Padmaavat.

Padmaavat screened across country amid tight security; BJP's Suraj Pal Amu, Karni Sena leader detained
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Padmaavat screened across country amid tight security; BJP's Suraj Pal Amu, Karni Sena leader detained

Controversial film 'Padmaavat' was released on Thursday in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, amid tight security arrangements and protests in several parts of the country.

In calling for release of Padmavati to be deferred, UP govt has set a dangerous, damaging precedent
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In calling for release of Padmavati to be deferred, UP govt has set a dangerous, damaging precedent

UP government's move to request Centre to get the censor board to defer the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmavati is an unwelcome development.

Padmavati release will lead to serious law and order problems, Yogi Adityanath govt tells Centre
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Padmavati release will lead to serious law and order problems, Yogi Adityanath govt tells Centre

Uttar Pradesh government apprised the Centre that the release of Bollywood film "Padmavati" on 1 December will pose a law and order problem for the state.

If you want independent Kashmir, go to Pakistan, says Praveen Togadia: VHP leader no stranger to controversy
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If you want independent Kashmir, go to Pakistan, says Praveen Togadia: VHP leader no stranger to controversy

VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday said those talking about "independent Kashmir" should go to Pakistan.

Pahlaj Nihalani, farewell: Your brand of sanskaari censorship will be missed (not)
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Pahlaj Nihalani, farewell: Your brand of sanskaari censorship will be missed (not)

Pahlaj Nihalani, it’s such a shame your three-year tenure was so abruptly cut short. There was so much more we still needed you to censor and ban

Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as CBFC chairman: Tweeple feel '007 can now kiss on Indian screens'
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Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as CBFC chairman: Tweeple feel '007 can now kiss on Indian screens'

Pahlaj Nihalani's removal as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Friday came out of the blue and made him perfect fodder for trolls on social media.