A few days back, we reported that the Censor Board had issued a notice stating a list of cuss words that have been banned from usage in movies. The aforementioned list consists Indian and English slangs which will not be allowed in any certificate films including regional languages.
Also the use of double meaning words and portrayal of violence against women or glorification of bloodshed will not be certified. However now, the new censor board which held a meeting decided to hold the ban on the 28-word list. Members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) argued that chairman Pahlaj Nihalani had exceeded his brief and the order was outside the purview of the board.
According to a leading daily, the members pointed out to Nihalani and board officials that CBFC only had recommendatory powers. Legally, the board has powers to recommend change in rules or law. But the recommendations must be put before the ministry. This was not done. Neither the board members nor the ministry was kept in the loop.