Pahlaj Nihalani, the CBFC Chief who had converted his office into a strict Sanskari manual for Bollywood films, has finally been removed by the ministry and Prasoon Joshi, who is considered a liberal and intellectual, has taken over as the new chief of the censor board.
It may be recalled that Pahlaj had problems with Madhu Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar as well as SRK’s Jab Harry Met Sejal. moreover, Nawazuddin’s upcoming flick had been ordered to undergo as much as 48 cuts.
Reports even quoted Raju Kariya from CBFC, who confirmed the news, saying:
“The news is right and Prasoon Joshi has already taken over as CBFC Chairperson from today.”