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Films: Bans and Controversies

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

Feb 05, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Censorship of 'I am Joyita', a Bengali documentary, is part of the continuing story of official and unofficial censorship of the arts in India in the name of religion, writes independent journalist Priyadarshini Sen.

Will Join Bigg Boss If Allowed To Speak Freely, Says Band Of Boys Member Karan Oberoi

Sep 29, 2019 Abdul Gani

The popular show hosted by Salman Khan will feature some of the known names of the industry like Koena Mitra, music composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid fame and TV actor Siddharth Shukla among others.

Opinion: Guardian’s List Of Top 100 Movies Pricks Bollywood’s Content-Rich Era Bubble

A team of film critics from the venerated British daily has found only Indian movie, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) worthy of a place on the coveted list of the top 100 films of the 21st century.

Vivek Oberoi To Star In Film On IAF's Balakot Air Strikes

Aug 23, 2019 PTI

Titled 'Balakot - The True Story', the movie in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu will depict the true facts, story and bravery of the Indian Air Force and their quick thinking, strategic planning with a strong political will

Pakistan Launches Crackdown On Sale Of Indian Films, Bans Indian Advertisements

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has prohibited airing of advertisements for India-made products on television and radio networks.

10 July, 2019

Ekta Kapoor Apologizes For Spat With Reporter; No Statement From Kangana Yet

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The Balaji statement, issued on behalf of Kapoor, urged the media 'to not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film'.

19 April, 2019

EC Seeks Report From West Bengal Poll Body On Alleged Biopic Of Mamata Banerjee

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The BJP had approached the poll panel seeking a ban on the release of the movie till the election process is over.

12 April, 2019

Supreme Court To Hear On April 15 Plea Challenging EC's Ban On Release Of PM Modi Biopic

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court agreed to hear on April 15 a plea challenging the Election Commission's ban on the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

11 April, 2019

Supreme Court Imposes Rs 20 Lakh Fine On Mamata Govt For 'Virtual Ban' On Film 'Bhobishyoter Bhoot'

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The Supreme Court bench said the fine amount of Rs 20 lakh shall be given to producers and cinema hall owners as compensation for violation of their right to freedom of speech and expression.

10 April, 2019

EC Order Stopping Modi Biopic Also Applies To NaMo TV, Says Official


Election Commission official said that the order banning the screening of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extends to NaMo TV and will continue till the end of Lok Sabha polls.

10 April, 2019

Election Commission Stops Release Of PM Narendra Modi Biopic Till End Of Lok Sabha Polls

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'PM Narendra Modi' biopic was scheduled to release on April 11, the day of the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls.


08 April, 2019

Cannot Pass Order On Plea Seeking Stay On PM Modi Biopic: SC

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A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi refused the plea of the petitioner, a Congress activist, that the copy of the film should be given to him.

04 April, 2019

SC To Hear Congress Leader's Plea To Stay PM Modi's Biopic On April 8

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Singhvi submitted that the release of the movie may affect free and fair election as mandated in the Constitution.

28 March, 2019

SC Refuses To Stay Release Of Movie 'Ram Ki Janmabhoomi'

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The film 'Ram Ki Janmabhoomi', directed by Sanoj Mishra, revolves around the controversial issue of Ram Mandir.

06 March, 2019

Pakistan SC Bans Indian Films, TV Shows From Airing On Private Channels

Outlook Web Bureau

Since India authorities banned airing of Pakistani content, PEMRA had to do the same for Indian contents in Pakistan.

22 February, 2019

Lahore High Court Moved For Complete Ban On Indian Films

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The Lahore High Court has been asked to put a complete ban on trade, exhibition and selling of Indian films in Pakistan in order to reciprocate the ban on Pakistani artists working in Bollywood in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of at least 40 CRPF troopers.

08 February, 2019

Kangana Ranaut After Manikarnika: I Will Expose Each One In Bollywood Now

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Kangana in an interview earlier had criticised celebrities for not turning up for the screening of "Manikarnika...", but contacting her for the screenings of their films.


20 January, 2019

Sushant Singh Rajput's 'Rifleman' Lands In Legal Tussle

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Makers of '72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died' slammed Sushant for not verifying the legal aspect before coming on-board for the film.

Photo Gallery

Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Pritam Singh during a protest near the State Secretariat against the Devasthanam Act, in Dehradun.

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Indian Player Mayank Agarwal plays a shot during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

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MP & Bollywood actor Sunny Deol with his son Karan Deol (L) during Karan's birthday celebrations, at Sunny Super Sound studio in Mumbai.

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Sharad Agarwal, Head, Lamborghini India flags off a convoy of over 50 Lamborghinis as part of the Lamborghini Espierenza Giro India 2021, at Manesar in Gurugram.

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Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas) President Chirag Paswan inspects Bapu Auditorium for preparation of his party foundation day function, in Patna.

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