Nihalani, whose tenure was set to finish next January, will be replaced by well-known lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
The women in the movie may be strong and funny when they are in their secret lives but they make almost no push for empowerment in their oppressive lives.
Indian censors are far more liberal than in many other countries, says the controversial censor board chief.
“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.
While experts have raised doubts over the legality of such a demand, film-makers Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla are determined to fight against the CBFC’s request to get permission from Modi and other senior politicians.
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 CBFC has denied the film a certificate for “glorifying” homosexual relationships, “vulgarity”, depicting Hinduism in a “derogatory” fashion and for depicting a Muslim woman masturbating.
Pahlaj Nihalani, with his love for the Modi government and its agenda, has chosen to take the ultra-conservative view in banning this film.
The attacks on creative expression and freedom of speech concern us all. Today it is films and books; tomorrow it could be journalism and much more.
The hallmark of the toady in the present Indian context is to eliminate his/her own identity and dissolve into the image of Modi himself. Chamchagiri, or toadying, is a vehicle to quick elevation in the power structure,
Respected Mr. Pahlaj Nihalani, Your post, as Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification is one of such prestige and responsibility, with powers to regulate and certify cine and television content that an entire nation will watch, a position that can make a significant impact to the […]
Are our filmstars, sportspersons or industrialists unintelligent or unaware of what is going on in the country?
The weakest link in any fight with the censor board has always been the film industry, says the former chair. It must unite to fight for the rights of filmmakers now and in the future.
There is unprecedented unity within the film industry in taking on CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani
Should the Central Board of Film Certification be taking instructions from the Home Ministry?
Was there really a need to set up a new committee to revamp the Central Board of Film Certification?
The students of FTII should be lauded for drawing their line in the sand about the need for a proper consultative process through which people are appointed to high public office in this country
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