Movies which suffered ex-CBFC chief Pankaj Nihalani axe

Movies which suffered ex-CBFC chief Pankaj Nihalani axe

"The Board for Film Certification is an honorary position and one hopes to make a positive difference", said Joshi. "In the process, I offended a Alot of the so-called progressive elements". These elements - I'm not going to name them on-record are now celebrating premature Diwali. "I heard that Nihalani has been asked to step down, I hope for the best". "Do I have any regrets?"

He refrained from commenting on Joshi being his successor.

If reports are to be believed then Pahlaj Nihalani has been sacked from his post of the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). In a series of tweets, Vidya, 38, expressed her thoughts on getting the new role.

The government also reconstituted the existing board.

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The new members of CBFC include Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri, Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih. The CBFC will now be chaired by noted writer Prasoon Joshi. He has also received the National Film Award for "Best Lyrics" twice, for his work in "Taare Zameen Par" (2007), and "Chittagong" (2013).

Nihalani's candidature as the CBFC chief was said to have been pushed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which also supported the controversial FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan. Nihalani had become a nightmare for the filmmakers of B-town. He was offended over the word lesbian and only after the word was muted, the movie was allowed to release. Vociferous protests following his decision to recommend 89 cuts in "Udta Punjab", besides demanding that the reference to the state be removed. He added that he does not have any idea about the CBFC functioning but will try to fulfil his responsibilities. "I feel we have achieved a lot in the past three years".

Vani Tripathi Tikoo, one of the oldest members of the CBFC board, says, "We are really not a Censor Board; it's a awful term to use - the British used it in 1930". The ministry has been very proactive in understanding things, otherwise the Shyam Benegal Committee wouldn't have been formed.

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