Nihalani, whose tenure was set to finish next January, will be replaced by well-known lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
The Censor Board in Kolkata has stalled the release of a documentary on the Nobel laureate because the director has refused to beep out Sen saying ‘Gujarat’, ‘cow’, ‘Hindu India’ or ‘Hindutva view of India’.
CBFC has asked Bengali filmmaker Anik Dutta to beep the words ‘Ramrajya’, ‘bandh’ and ‘penis’ from his latest thriller Meghnad Badh Rahasya.
“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
In conversation with Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, directors of political documentary ‘An Insignificant Man’.
The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has advised the CBFC to reconsider certifying movies that were willing to accept cuts and additions.
Since the censor board’s decision committee failed to agree on what classification to award the movie, the final call now rests with Pahlaj Nihalani.
According to director Dakxin Chhara, Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani told him, “PM ka radio show hai, delete the line.”
The film was denied certification because it has “sensitive gay scenes, use of derogatory words against women and vulgar dialogues”.
The celebrated actor-director looks at the way censorship has been influenced by conservative and bigoted ideas about morality, nationalism, culture and community.
The court, which was hearing a petition filed by Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films challenging the CBFC order, strongly criticised the board for curbing a creative person’s work.
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