Pahlaj Nihalani because of whom the censor board turned into a serial of controversies, has been dismissed from his post as a chief and has been replaced by the famous lyricist Prasoon Joshi. Colleagues of Mr.Nihalani accused him of treating the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) as like his personal business, while filmmakers and critics accused him for demanding irrational cuts and moral policing.
Recent controversies involved his demand for multiple cuts in Madhur Bhandarkar‘s “Indu Sarkar” and “Lipstick Under My Burkha” which explores female sexuality. Mr. Nihalani termed the film to be “lady oriented”, complaining of sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and also stated the fact that the film might offend muslims.
Pahlaj Nihalani was appointed to he head of the board in January 2015 and started courting controversies right from the beginning.
Mr. Nihalani was earlier informed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
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