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Here's why CBFC is known as the censor board

The Bombay HC yesterday came down heavily on CBFC and asked it to certify, not censor the movie

Sayan Ghosal  |  New Delhi 

The Bombay High Court’s observations on Friday criticising the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) recent approach towards certification of films may have come as welcome news for many but technically the censor board has authority to not only seek ‘modifications’ but also deny certification to a particular movie, blocking its commercial release. The court was hearing a petition filed by Phantom Films, producer of Udta Punjab, against the CBFC’s order to remove numerous scenes of the movie on grounds of public morality and excessive use of ...

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First Published: Sat, June 11 2016. 22:25 IST
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