Features Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 14, 2015 | 09:48 am IST  Not all members of the Central Board of Film Certification were apparently consulted before the Board reportedly released a list of 'obscene/abusive' words that they noticed 'are still not deleted from the films'.  Signed by Censor Board Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani, the order copy which bans the words in the list asks the ROs to not allow 'such words in any category of the certificate'.  Read: A list of 'obscene' words Censor Board has reportedly banned, and it is a puzzling one However, there seems to be contention within the Board members regarding the list. Film maker Ashoke Pandit, who is also a member of the Censor Board, on Friday put out a series of tweets expressing his disagreement with the list.  I as a Filmmaker & #CBFC board member do not endorse the list issued by the Chairperson On words not to be used in films.I ws nt consulted. — Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 13, 2015 Does the #ChairpersonCBFC endorse other bad words which are not in this list can be used in the films.?#Antifilmmakers. — Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 13, 2015 The list of words 'not to be used in films' issued by the Chairperson is against the freedom & creative liberty of a filmmaker. #CBFC — Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 13, 2015 If I am portraying the character of Dawood in my film, he will use the language as per his character & not what a saint would use. #CBFC — Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 13, 2015  Tweet Follow @thenewsminute Also read: Why has the Censor Board not banned 'that' word?

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