Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres tomorrow as Supreme Court, High Court refuse to stall screening

Two Sikh bodies today made unsuccessful attempts in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court to stall the release of the movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, which would hit theatres across the nation tomorrow. Both the top court and the high court rejected the respective pleas of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi […]

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Delhi High Court rejects plea alleging glorification of Sati in Padmaavat

The Delhi High Court today rejected a plea seeking penal action against the producers and the director of Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’ for alleged glorification of the practice of ‘sati’. ‘Sati’ is an obsolete funeral custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband’s pyre and the law prohibits it. A bench of Acting Chief Justice […]

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Plea in SC to stay release of film Indu Sarkar

A woman, who claims to be the biological daughter of late Sanjay Gandhi, today moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the release of the movie ‘Indu Sarkar’. The movie is scheduled to be released this Friday. The counsel appearing for the petitioner mentioned the matter before a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak […]

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SC to Censor: Review classification of ‘Sadda Haq’

New Delhi, Apr 26: The Supreme Court today asked the Censor Board to consider whether the “U” certificate granted to Punjabi film “Sadda Haq” that allegedly glorifies extremism era can be changed to “A” following recommendation of a court appointed panel which did not favour suspending its screening. After perusing the report of the four-member […]

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Court notice to government over Assamese film

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the government and chairperson of the 59th National Film Awards on a plea seeking quashing the decision of the jury for not accepting the nomination of an Assamese film for the awards. The court issued notice to the information and broadcasting ministry and Rohini Hattangadi, chairperson and […]

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Andhra High Court clears ”The Dirty Picture”

Clearing decks for the release of the much-publicised ‘The Dirty Picture’, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday dismissed a writ petition by the kin of late southern actress Silk Smitha seeking a ban on the movie. Justice Vilas V. Afzalpurkar dismissed the petition of Silk Smitha’s brother V. Naga Varaprasad Rao, who wanted the court […]

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