WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 29th JAN – 6th FEB 2021

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CENSOR BOARD THINKS ACTOR VIJAY CRITICIZING THE GOVERNMENT IS ‘DEFAMATION’ PORTRAYED IN FILM “MASTER”.

While as per the Cinematograph Act, 1952, CBFC can decide what constitutes defamation. CBFC asked to mute the word ‘government’ from the line, ‘The government doesn’t listen to its people’ portrayed in film “Master”.

THE SUPREME COURT ISSUES NOTICE TO CENTRE ON PIL SEEKING TO REGULATE FACEBOOK, TWITTER.

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking rules to regulate social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter in order to hold them to account for allegedly spreading fake news and hate speech. The plea has also sought directions to the Centre for establishing a mechanism for automatic removal of hate speech and fake news within a short span of time.

BACHCHAN PANDEY: AKSHAY KUMAR & TEAM IN TROUBLE OVER VIOLATING COVID-19 RULES ON SETS

While Akshay Kumar is currently shooting in Jaisalmer for his upcoming film “Bachchan Pandey”. As per reports, a local resident has filed a complaint against makers and cast of the film for violating COVID-19 norms and alleged that a crowd of 200 is seen on the film’s set when the guidelines only permit 100 people.

‘ENTHIRAN’ PLAGIARISM CASE: NON-BAILABLE WARRANT ISSUED AGAINST DIRECTOR SHANKAR.

The Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court II issued a non-bailable warrant against Tamil filmmaker Shankar as he failed to appear before the court several times regarding a copyright plagiarism case.

CINEMAS HALLS, THEATRES ALLOWED TO OPEN AT 100% SEATING CAPACITY FROM FEB 1 ACROSS COUNTRY.

#GoodNews for the entertainment sector, film distributors and theatre owners in India ! #cinema The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has allowed 100% occupancy in multiplexes and cinema halls seating capacity from 1st February onwards with a new set of standard operating procedures (SOP).

CBFC REFUSES TO CERTIFY RGV’S DISHA ENCOUNTER, FILM SENT TO REVISING COMMITTEE.

The examining committee of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify Ram Gopal Varma’s controversial film “Disha Encounter”, citing reasons that a few scenes and songs of the movie have stark similarities with the ghastly rape and murder of a 26-year-old veterinarian in Shamshabad on November 27, 2019.

MIB ASKS TV CHANNELS TO DESIST FROM PROMOTING SUPERSTITION

MIB has issued an advisory to TV channels directing them against airing programmes that promote blind belief and superstition. The ministry has advised TV channels to abide by the Rule 6(1)(j) of programme code and Rule 7(5) of Advertising Code of the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994.

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