Bollywood is one of the largest film industry in the world in terms of the movies produced every year. While some movies are declared blockbuster on the first day of release, others have to face apprehensions and criticisms for various reasons. Yet, there remain another section of the films that are kept out of the reach of the audience since they are BANNED by the censor board. There are many substantial films such as Bandit Queen, Fire, Water, Firaaq, Parzania etc, which had faced a complete ban from the censor board.
Amidst the bans, when Gajendra Chauhan, who has been associated with BJP over last few years was appointed as the chairman of FTII, the silent protest demonstration by the students of FTII took a furious turn. Students claimed that this move by the ruling party is played in an attempt to force its propaganda over the Institute.
Though the constitution of India guarantees freedom of speech and expression, the censor board poses restrictions in the name of morality, conduct, decency and public order. They invariably try to foist the right-wing propaganda by challenging and curbing the voice of dissent coming from the movies and theater groups.