The noted lyricist, Prasoon Joshi has replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as the new chief of CBFC. Pahlaj Nihalani repeatedly angered the film fraternity and the same film fraternity is all praise for Prasoon Joshi. The news is trendy all over the Internet, but what is the actual reason behind this ‘huge’ change?
According to some sources, probably Pahlaj Nihalani and his other CBFC Teammates misbehaved with the team of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. The censor board noted down the total of ‘48’ cuts from the film. Therefore, it resulted in the producer and director filing a complaint against him. The question here arises, is this the reason behind the removal of Pahlaj from the position of the chief of CBFC?
Another side of the story says Ekta Kapoor is the reason behind the removal of the former chief. If believe these reports, the makers of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz has no hand behind this step. The reason behind her dispute with Pahlaj Nihalani is the delay in the release of her film, Lipstick Under My Burkha. He didn’t want her movie to hit the screens. However, the film finally released after the span of a year.
Smriti Irani was elected as the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, around the time when controversy of Lipstick Under My Burkha was floating around. Ekta Kapoor and Smriti Irani are good friends since their television days. Smriti Irani used to work under the banner of Ekta Kapoor on the small screen.
According to a report on this matter:
“For a very long time, Ekta Kapoor had been grumbling against Nihalani’s high-handedness. As luck would have it, Ekta Kapoor’s old buddy Smriti Irani was appointed the Minister of Information and Broadcasting around the same time when Lipstick Under My Burkha was taken by her for marketing and distribution.”
Furthermore, the same source added on their report:
“When the film was severely attacked by the CBFC, Ekta Kapoor expressed her displeasure to the new I&B Minister.”
These are the probable reasons behind the removal of Pahlaj from his position. No one yet knows the actual truth behind this.
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