Features Friday, February 06, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 2, 2015 | 7:15 am IST The Censor Board, in a recent move, has asked for ‘Bombay’ to be removed from the lyrics of vocalist Mihir Joshi's song titled 'Sorry,' before clearing its music video’s release on television. The song in question, ‘Sorry’, from the singer's album Mumbai Blues, was released a few months ago following which the label recently decided to release a music video for it. Written in response to the December 2012 Delhi gang rape case, the song is a conversation between a father and a daughter as he apologized to her for all the violence that she has to see in the society. The Central Board of Film Certification has a separate committee to review songs.  Premratan Sharma, who is on the board’s advisory panel, was quoted by MidDay saying that the word must have been bleeped out to "avoid unwanted consequences" and also added that this was the first time that the committee has asked a producer to change the name of the city. The CBFC has been the centre of controversy for the past few months with complaints ranging from refusal to give certificates for independent movies and documentaries to the pointless censoring of audio and visual material. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry had also recently appointed a new chairperson and a board to replace Leela Samson and the previous board.   Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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