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Prasoon Joshi takes over from Pahlaj Nihalani as CBFC chief

12 August 2017, 04:57 | Regina Holmes

CBFC director Pahlaj Nihalani

Pahlaj Nihalani

Joshi known for his memorable songs in Bollywood films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Taare Zameen Par.

Pahlaj Nihalani has been removed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, with adman, poet and writer Prasoon Joshi being appointed as the new chief.

Pankaj Nihalani has been embroiled in a number of controversies since he took on the role back in 2015.

The movie "Lipstick Under My Burkha" was rejected by the CBFC on basis of the film being "lady-oriented" in a shocking display of sexism even after it had won several awards on the worldwide circuit for its radical content.

Hollywood movie "Fifty Shades Of Grey" became the first victim to his ways of censorship.

# The makers of Udta Punjab and Lipstick Under My Burkha fought very hard against CBFC to release their movies.




Even James Bond film "Spectre" couldn't escape his scissors.

Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who led a panel that has made recommendations for a revamp of the Cinematograph Act, 1952, told IANS: "Prasoon Joshi is an excellent choice".

With the advent of Prasoon Joshi, many film-makers will breathe a sign of relief. Filmmaker, Kushan Nandy who was given a tough time by Pahlaj, for his film "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" said, "If this step has been taken, it is a good thing".

"I am happy with this decision ... this had to happen", film-maker Ashok Pandit, a member of the outgoing panel, told Reuters over the phone. "He understands today's movies well".

Besides his running feud with the film fraternity over his controversial decisions to clip scenes, dialogues and refusal to certify Mr Nihalani hit headlines for a propaganda video dedicated to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi called "Mera Desh Hai Mahaan, Mera Desh Hai Jawaan".



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