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Bollywood's mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films

Bollywood’s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films


Bollywood’s reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning of this being injurious to health. Director Bejoy Nambiar, whose debut film ‘Shaitan’ had
Stop showing tobacco on screen, Bollywood urged

Stop showing tobacco on screen, Bollywood urged


Stating that on screen representation of smoking glamorizes tobacco, civil society members Wednesday urged the film industry and censor board to avoid depicting such scenes in movies. “There are several empirical studies and global evidence which show that depiction of
'Agyaat' smoking scene cut for TV: Ram Gopal Varma

‘Agyaat’ smoking scene cut for TV: Ram Gopal Varma


New Delhi, Ram Gopal Varma says he has cut out a smoking scene from a song in his upcoming “Agyaat” for television after the censor board objected to it. The filmmaker also stressed the movie is a thriller and not