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Modi fan Pahlaj Nihalani takes charge as new Censor Board chairperson

Four days after Leela Samson quit, film producer Pahlaj Nihalani, younger brother of filmmaker Govind Nihalani, was Monday appointed the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), along with nine new members. Nihalani has produced films like “Shola Aur Shabnam” and “Andaz” in the past, and is a former president of the Association of Motion Picture and Television ...

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Mass resignations hit censor board; Punjab bans ‘MSG’ screening

The censor board was Saturday hit by mass resignations a day after board chairperson Leela Samson quit citing coercion and corruption even as Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley hit out at those quitting, calling them “UPA appointees” who had themselves to blame for any corruption. Amidst the drama, the Punjab government Saturday banned the screening of controversial film “MSG ...

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Censor Board Chief Leela Samson Resigns Over “Interference, Corruption” in Department

In protest of clearing the objections over film “MSG, the Messenger of God” by Appellate Tribunal and alleging of interference and corruption at the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned today, on Friday. The controversial movie, starring Dera Sachcha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, had been found as “not suitable for public viewing” by the ...

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Shah Rukh Khan-Starrer ‘Happy New Year’ Gets ‘U’ Certificate, Farah Khan Upbeat

Shahrukh Khan-starrer “Happy New Year” featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone has been passed with a ‘U’ certificate menat for all viewing by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), paving the way for its non-controversial releases on October 24, a day after Diwali. Produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, “HNY” is team said it was ...

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