Ashoke Pandit, a Bollywood film-maker, accused censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani of treating Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) like his personal fiefdom.
               
"Films after films are becoming innocent victims of his mindless tyranny," Pandit wrote on his Facebook page.
               
"His ridiculous diktats and autocratic functioning has made CBFC a laughing stock."
               
In his post, Pandit cited "NH10", a Bollywood thriller about a young couple attacked by a gang while travelling on a highway.
               
The film, originally blocked by censors, opens in cinemas on Friday after its makers were asked to make nine cuts.
               
"The cuts have been levied in spite of the film-maker agreeing to an adult certificate," Pandit said, blaming Nihalani for taking the decision despite objections from panel members.
               
Nihalani was not available for comment.
               
Actress Anushka Sharma, the producer of "NH10", said the censor board lacked compassion for film-makers. At one point, Sharma was asked to reduce violence in her film by 30 percent.
               
"What does that mean how do you do that?" she said in an interview.

"It's been very taxing for all of us," she said.
               
In the case of a new Bollywood movie "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" (Give It All You've Got), the censor board asked that the word "lesbian" be purged from the film's dialogue.
               
"The biggest victim of his warped world view the Hollywood films," Pandit wrote in his post.
               
Last week, government censors blocked the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" from Indian cinemas, a decision most had anticipated in the largely conservative country.
               
Nandini Sardesai, who's been on the censor panel for six years, said there was "complete fear psychosis" on the board.
               
"He (Nihalani) told me that I was a liberal who allowed too many things," she said.

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