05 February 2015

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India Censor Board Bans Use of word Bombay in Movies

India Censor Board Bans Use of word Bombay in Movies

As per media reports the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) beeped out the word 'Bombay' from singer Mihir Joshi's new song

CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani says: "The Maharashtra government officially changed the name of ‘Bombay’ to ‘Mumbai’ in 1995. Still, if filmmakers and song-writers continue to use the unconstitutional name for the city, we have no choice but to delete it.
"If a film is a period drama, if it is set during a time when Mumbai was called Bombay, we may consider retaining the old name for the city," Nihalani says. "But in the contemporary context, 'Bombay' won’t be allowed at all."

What about the Freedom of Speech and Profession and Fundamental Rights

Bollywood Industry is not using Bombay word instead of Mumbai in the court papers or on the affidavits

Mumbai is the excellent name and one should be Proud of that

Another Issue – Valentine Day

Valentine Day is nearing and already organizations started to threaten openly
India is a Democratic Secular nation but Still Indian citizens do not enjoy any rights
Few years back Indian citizens saw that the organizations married of boys to donkeys

This year the Hindu Mahasabha in Uttar Pradesh has reportedly announced that it would marry off couples celebrating the day in public.

This is the just beginning of bans

Let the Delhi Elections end and see what happens

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rudraprayaga February 05, 2015  

Better to use the changed one only.

Sandhya February 05, 2015  

Even movie makers should think their every move in movie-making...Mumbai and Bombay if used in anyway, is not going to hurt anybody. Where are we going? Dictatorship is spreading in our country.

Destination Infinity February 05, 2015  


Destination Infinity

Kirtivasan Ganesan February 06, 2015  

There are vested interests without moral values or any concern about impact.
Unfortunately our law recognises their actions as valid.
One solution is to be a Raj Kapoor with unshaven, pitiable face when approaching censor board.