Padmavati and other Indian films that faced the brunt of Censor Board

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been acting as a moral police. It has time and again curbed creative liberty in the name of censorship.

  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati has faced the maximum controversy. Due to several protests, the Censor Board ordered several cuts. The film had to be renamed as Padmavat.
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    Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati has faced the maximum controversy. Due to several protests, the Censor Board ordered several cuts. The film had to be renamed as Padmavat.

  • Censor Board. Ex chief Pahlaj Nihalani did not like the use of the word “intercourse” in the film 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' !
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    Censor Board. Ex chief Pahlaj Nihalani did not like the use of the word “intercourse” in the film 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' !

  • A film named ' Sexy Durga' directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan had to be renamed as 'S Durga'. This Malayalam movie, was dropped from a jury-suggested shortlist of the Indian Panorama section of the IFFI.
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    A film named ' Sexy Durga' directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan had to be renamed as 'S Durga'. This Malayalam movie, was dropped from a jury-suggested shortlist of the Indian Panorama section of the IFFI.

  • A film named 'Nude' was also dropped from the Panorama section of the IFFI.
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    A film named 'Nude' was also dropped from the Panorama section of the IFFI.

  • A documentary on Amartya Sen, titled The Argumentative Indian, faced the brunt of CBFC for using words like “Gujarat”, “cow”, “Hindutva view of India”. Filmmaker Suman Ghosh had to beep these words.
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    A documentary on Amartya Sen, titled The Argumentative Indian, faced the brunt of CBFC for using words like “Gujarat”, “cow”, “Hindutva view of India”. Filmmaker Suman Ghosh had to beep these words.

  • Bengali film Rongberonger Korhi faced controversy for naming characters after Ram and Sita. It got passed by CBFC with great difficulty.Right-wing outfit Hindu Jagran Manch protested outside CBFC office in Kolkata.
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    Bengali film Rongberonger Korhi faced controversy for naming characters after Ram and Sita. It got passed by CBFC with great difficulty.Right-wing outfit Hindu Jagran Manch protested outside CBFC office in Kolkata.

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