Rockstar (film)

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Year: 2011

Date of Action: November 2011

Region: Asia

Location: India

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film Video

Confronting Bodies: Indian censor board

Description of Artwork: "'Rockstar' is the journey of a musician who leaves his happy life to achieve success as a singer." [1] In one scene, a free Tibet flag is waved.

The Incident: The Indian censor board put pressure on the film's creators to remove content from the film which referenced the exiled Tibetan government that is housed in Dharamsala, a location where the film was shot.

Results of Incident: The film was released, but in the scene which contains a free Tibet flag, the flag was blurred.

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Bollywood/Censor-s-decision-to-blur-Tibet-flag-angers-Tibetans/Article1-767399.aspx


Other swear words were also edited from the movie's soundtrack by the censor board, including a Hindi expletive. [2] This kind of censorship is far more common in Indian films, however.