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Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as CBFC chief

Pahlaj Nihalani, CBFC

New Delhi:The Information & Broadcasting Ministry sacked Pahlaj Nihalani and appointed lyricist- poet Prasoon Joshi as the chief of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Nihalani was caught in numerous controversies relating to the certification of films since his appointment as Chief of 23- member board in 2015. He was removed before the completion of his three year tenure which will end on January 2018.

According to the reports the new decision came as part of I&B Minister Smriti Irani’s agenda to revamp the board. The Centre also appointed film maker Vivek Agnihotri, actress Gautami Tadimala and Vidya Balan as members in CBFC.

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Saturday 12 Aug 2017 10.29 AM