Nihalani Sacked as CBFC Chief, Prasoon Joshi Takes Over

Nihalani Sacked as CBFC Chief, Prasoon Joshi Takes Over”

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. After his removal, Twitterati is more than happy.

Prasoon Joshi is a National Award-winning lyricist, and has worked on films such as Taare Zameen Par, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Neerja, among other films. The decision of the board was put under question and challenged in films like Udta Punjab, James Bond franchise -Spectre, and Lipstic Under My Burkha.

He also wanted the word "intercourse" cut from the movie When Harry met Sejal.

Every time the board took such a decision it came at the receiving end of flak.

The Narendra Modi government doesn't usually sack its appointees but a welcome exception has been made in the case of Pahlaj Nihalani. Now when he has finally been sacked, Twitter users could not help but give their opinion.

His tenure, however, is best known as one with a strings of controversies, with movie-goers and filmmakers accusing him of moral policing. He said, "It is good that a credible person has taken over the position but we should concentrate on making the certification process stronger and get that into effect sooner". Since his appointment as the chief of the 23-member board in January 2015, he created quit a stir in the Bollywood industry.

Filmmaker Prasoon Joshi will reportedly replace Mr Nihalani as the chairman of the censor board. Marketing budget of movies to go up.

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