The highly controversial Censor Board Chief Pahlaj Nihalani has been removed by the government. Nihalani has been constantly in news and not for a good intentions, for censoring films like Udta Punjab, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Indu Sarkar, Jab Harry Met Sejal and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.
The announcement came on Friday evening. Indian lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi is now the new CBFC Chief. It is expected that Joshi will be bring balance to this role as he does with his writing works.
Nihalani had joined CBFC role in January 2015 but his suggested cuts to many films created a lot of difficulties for filmmakers to tell a good story. Recently, he had also suggested 48 cuts to Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.
Along with Prasoon Joshi, a new team of CBFC has been appointed which include actress Vidya Balan, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri among others.