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CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani sacked

CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani sacked

A source close to the Central Board of Film Certification told indianexpress.com that Pahlaj Nihalani had to resign from his chairmanship. Recently there was a lot of friction in the working of the Censor Board.

According to reports, Pahlaj Nihalani was on Friday removed from the post of Central Board of Film Certification chairman.

Talking to indianexpress.com, CBFC member and filmmaker Ashok Pandit said, “Yes, it is correct. Pahlaj Nihalani had to resign from his chairmanship. Recently there was a lot of friction in the working of the CBFC.”

Sources suggest noted Bollywood lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi will, reportedly, replace Pahlaj Nihalani.

Pahlaj Nihalani’s tenure as CBFC chief was riddled with controversies. Movies like Udta Punjab, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Indu Sarkar and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz among others had to face the brunt of CBFC during Nihalani’s stewardship.

Pahlaj Nihalani began his career as a small-time distributor at the age of 14. He started his own distribution company in 1975 and branched into producing films. Shola Aur Shabnam, Dil Tera Deewana, Aankhen and Andaaz are some of the blockbusters he has produced. Before he was appointed the chairperson of CBFC, Nihalani produced BJP’s campaign video for the 2014 general elections, Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi.

More details awaited.

Online Source: The Indian Express

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