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Here's A List Of Words That The Censor Board Of India Has Banned

The leaked Censor Board notice disallows the usage of 30+ words in "any category of the [censor] certificate," which includes movies, television, music, and live shows.

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A few days ago, a list of words that are not to be used in any certification category was released by the Central Board of Film Certification to all its regional officers.

From @thecaravanindia The new censor board has 'banned' these words : No Double Entendre!! @MrMrRajneesh @varungrover

Camus@RaghunathJoshiFollow

From @thecaravanindia The new censor board has 'banned' these words : No Double Entendre!! @MrMrRajneesh @varungrover

12:08 PM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here's a magnified look at the list:

Via Twitter

Among the words present are predictable English cuss words, as well as their Hindi counterparts. However, more ambiguously, the list goes on to ban words that showcase "violence against womans," words which glorify boodshed, as well as any "double meaning kind of words." The list also disallows use of the word "Bombay" to describe India's commercial capital, which was renamed to Mumbai in 1996.

The notice, whose authenticity could not be confirmed by BuzzFeed India, is ostensibly signatured by former film producer and current Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.

Ashoke Pandit has voiced his disapproval for the list, and tweeted that he wasn't consulted in its formulation. Pandit is himself a member of the censor board, and most recently made headlines for his outrage over a comedy show which he found to be too vulgar.

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@ashokepanditFollow

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.

3:12 PM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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