After the announcement of The Accidental Prime Minister - a movie based on journalist Sanjaya Baru's book where actor Anupam Kher will play Manmohan Singh - Mr Nihalani has said the makers will need an NOC from the former Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other real life characters depicted in the film
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is all set to release in theatres on Friday. Ahead of the film's release, Pakistani film exhibitors told news agency PTI that they are keen to screen the film in their country post approval from the censor board
The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has directed the Censor Board to grant Lipstick Under My Burkha an 'A certificate' after 'voluntary and some additional cuts and deletions'
Shunyota, based on demonetisation, was released in West Bengal on Friday following six cuts, as recommended by the censor board
"As adults we are allowed to make our own decisions and the censor board is meant to provide the certificate," says Huma Qureshi.
Pahlaj Nihalani, who was sacked as the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification on Friday, said that he accepts government's decision to remove him from the post. "People were angry with me and there were several complaints against me. The government thought that I'm an embarrassment to them and they took this decision. The film industry is relieved by my ouster. It was good decision by the government," said Mr Nihalani.
On Friday, poet and lyricist Prasoon Joshi was appointed as the Chairman of CBFC. He replaced the controversial CBFC Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani who was relieved from his duties before his term ended. Joshi said
Pahlaj Nihalani, who turned the censor board into a precinct of serial controversy, has been sacked as the organisation's chairman. His successor is famous lyricist-adman Prasoon Joshi, while actor Vidya Balan joins the board.
Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani has ordered heavy edits for Udta Punjab