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Films: Bans and Controversies

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

Feb 08, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

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.

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

Jan 20, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

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

Biopic 'Thackeray' Gets Clearance From CBFC

The Rajya Sabha MP denied the reports about the censor board objecting to certain scenes and dialogues that referred to the Babri Masjid demolition.

Six Congress Activists Arrested For Disrupting Screening Of 'The Accidental Prime Minister' In Kolkata

Jan 12, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Some of the agitators were seen shouting slogans like Rahul Gandhi Zinabad... Congress Zindabad (hail Rahul Gadhi and Congress) inside the auditorium.

Films Emerge As Campaign Runners Ahead Of Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Creative minds are going full throttle, using credible names, known for their acting, to front the pieces accused of being 'motivated' or 'ideological' in nature, said industry insiders.

31 December, 2018

After Accidental Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh Will Get Inside Heart Every Of Indian: Anupam Kher

Outlook Web Bureau

The film found itself at the centre of a political controversy with the BJP sharing the trailer on its official Twitter handle, terming it a "riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years".

24 August, 2018

Long Before The Forbes List, Akshay Kumar Was Not A Patch On Vivek Mushran In Bollywood

Giridhar Jha

Harish Shah writes that Akshay wanted his name to appear before Vivek in the credits of Saudagar since one of his films had been released but Vivek’s secretary was not ready to accept it, which forced him to opt out of the movie.

31 July, 2018

Didn't Change Achhe Din Song Under Any Pressure, Both Part Of FIlm: Fanney Khan Director

Outlook Web Bureau

"Acche Din" was the slogan used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the general elections of 2014.

27 July, 2018

Delete 'Baseless', 'Malicious' Scene Or Face Legal Action: Gangster Abu Salem To 'Sanju' Makers

Outlook Web Bureau

The notice was sent recently by his lawyer Prashant Pandey to Sanju director Rajkumar Hirani, co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, besides production houses the Rajkumar Hirani Films, Vinod Chopra Films and Fox Star Studio

11 June, 2018

'Love, Simon' Banned In India? No! Censor Board Says Absolute & Blatant Lie

Satata Karmakar

The film, which has been a smash hit for its depiction of a gay high-school teen exploring his sexuality, was scheduled to hit screens in India on June 1


07 June, 2018

'Kaala' Review: No Punch In Linear Narrative, Rajini-Ranjith Duo Disappoints Again

G.C. Shekhar

Kaala may story-wise remind you of a three-decade-old classic, but the latest Rajini movie is only a blip on the superstar’s profile

07 June, 2018

Despite Rains, Fans Pour In To Watch Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' In Mumbai, Karnataka Theatres Play Safe

Outlook Web Bureau

Rajini loyalists started streaming into one of the suburban multiplexes in Mumbai as early as 12 am.

06 June, 2018

Supreme Court Refuses To Stall Release Of Rajinikanth Movie 'Kaala'

Outlook Web Bureau

"You want an injunction against the release of the movie. Everybody is waiting for the film to be released," the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner.

30 April, 2018

'Love Jihad' Film: Delhi Police File 3 Cases After Protesters, ABVP Members Clash Over Screening At JNU

Outlook Web Bureau

The police had received 13 complaints in the matter and registered the cases after analysing the complaints.

07 April, 2018

Controversial Marathi Film 'Nude: Chitraa' Faces Plagiarism Charges, Court Stays Release

Outlook Web Bureau

On Thursday, a Delhi court stayed its release till the next date of hearing on April 19. The court asked the makers not to make the movie public in any manner.


07 April, 2018

'S Durga' Director Writes Open Letter To PM Modi, Decides Not To Send Film For National Awards

Outlook Web Bureau

Sanal's decision comes after the film was unceremoniously dropped from the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) last year.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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