India: Rap song about corruption asked to be removed from film
‘Eggjactly’, a rap song about corruption composed, written and sung by Jaaved Jaaferi, is banned form televison by the censor board – and might also be banned altogether from the film ‘Jackpot’.
See on www.hindustantimes.com
You can listen to the song on youtube.com
Jaaved Jaaferi gives an introduction on live tv to his song, ‘Eggjactly’
India putting further grip on film censorship
The Link Paper – 26 October 2013:
India Putting Further Grip On Film Censorship
Not just ascene or song but lyrics, trailers, posters and pretty much any audio-visual content that is associated with a film is likely to come under the scrutiny of the Censor Board, according to the commendations of the Justice Mudgal committee report.
“The report was tasked with suggesting changes in the Cinematography Act 1952. The recommendations – under examination by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry – have argued that definition of film should not be limited to visual content and dialogues but also songs and lyrics of the number and should bewith in the ambit of the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) for scrutiny.”
The Link Paper
“The level of intolerance today is much higher”
“The level of intolerance today is much higher (…). Today, censorship is happening by private groups – everyone wants to see how one has presented a character or story in the name of religion, history, personality, etc.”
Filmmaker Govind Nihalani on censorship in India