The makers of Julie 2 thought it was a good idea to invite the former controversial CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani, now the presenter of the adult film Julie 2 for a press conference but it turned out to be a horrible idea. Nihalani, who proudly called himself a sanskari and gave a tough time to filmmakers during his tenure was slammed by the media for presenting an adult film soon after being sacked from his post.
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.
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.