Pahlaj Nihalani sacked, Prasoon Joshi to take over CBFC Board

Aug 11, 2017, 19:48 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Controversial filmmaker and Censor Board Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani has been sacked and will be replaced by adman, Prasoon Joshi



Pahlaj Nihalani, who treated the Censor Board as his personal fiefdom has finally been shown the door and will be replaced by adman, Prasoon Joshi. The controversial filmmaker used the Censor Board to propagate his own agendas and was always panned for his regressive views. Several films had been at the receiving end of his moral policing. Amongst those which, Pahlaj refused to certify was, 'Udta Punjab', 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', 'KA Bodyscapes', etc. He used to ask the directors to edit out crucial scenes and dialogues in the films, under the garb of 'providing wholesome family entertainment'.

If sources are to be believed then Prasoon Joshi will soon be taking over as the new Censor Board chief.

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