Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani may lose his job due to ongoing controversies

Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani may lose his job due to ongoing controversies

Pahlaj Nihalani, who has invited a lot of controversies ever since he was appointed as the chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), may lose his job.

According to TOI reports, A meeting of CBFC members has been called by Nihalani in Thiruvananthapuram on July 28. Ministry of information and broadcasting sources said it has been indicated to Nihalani that he might be replaced.

Prominent Bollywood personalities like filmmaker Prakash Jha, Madhur Bhandarkar and TV producer-actor Chandraprakash Dwivedi are reportedly being considered as Nihalani’s replacement.


Nihalani, during his tenure, has gained a lot of negative reputation for his innumerable cuts and censoring of films. Almost every film bears the brunt in getting a certificate from the censor board.

Fe days ago, he objected on the word “intercourse” in Shahrukh Khan’s film, ‘Jab Har Mait Sejal’ and he had kept several conditions to pass it.

Not only this, he also demanded an unconditional apology for derogatory remarks passed against him by hosts Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul at IIFA Rocks 2017. Riteish soon apologised to the CBFC chief for his act at the event.

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