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Pahlaj Nihalani: Our 'sanskari' chairperson of CBFC sacked; Prasoon Joshi to replace him
Nihalani has been sacked as the chairperson of CBFC. According to news sources, Prasoon Joshi, a renowned Indian lyricist, scriptwriter and marketer has been selected as the new chairperson.

The news comes as no surprise with Nihalani's track record of being senselessly sensitive with his bans and cuts. His tall claims and his relentless moral drive to make Hindi Cinema a more moralistic and clean without a realistic sense sparked controversy. This resulted in bans on movies and unnecessary delays.

His unnecessary self devised ethical standards and hardcore righteousness sometimes evoked displeasure amongst the entire film fraternity and many a times became a matter of silly and ridiculous gossips.

Recently, he again spurred controversy with his take on the word "intercourse" in 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' and asked the filmmakers to remove the word from the film. This was not at all well received by the film's producers.

Prasoon Joshi was considered fit for the post according to sources as there was a dire need for someone who was more flexible in judging creativity and had better intellectual capacity than the former head.

Prasoon is considered as an icon for youth and his superlative blend of contemporary and progressive views surely initiated the board members to select him unanimously.

Although reports confirmed that Nihalani left his CBFC duties on Friday, there is yet to be an official confirmation about his ouster.

Well, there is still no confirmed news whether he was sacked or he quit voluntarily, but whatever be the reason, audience should possess the liberty to see art in the real sense not in its edited and refined form on grounds of "sanskaar " or prejudice.

With films like 'Lipstick Under My Burkha" and" Indu Sarkar", the new generation of filmmakers is depicting the society as it has always been since time immemorial.

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