Movies which suffered ex-CBFC chief Pankaj Nihalani axe
The government has sacked Central Board Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani with songwriter-poet Prasoon Joshi. Nihalani has been in controversies since his appointment as the chief of the 23-member board in January, 2015.
News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 August 2017, 08:47:26 AM
Pahlaj Nihalani. (File Photo)
The government has sacked Central Board Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani with songwriter-poet Prasoon Joshi. Nihalani has been engulfed in controversies since his appointment as the chief of the 23-member board in January, 2015.
He raked up several controversies during his tenure as chief of the CBFC. From banning Lipstick Under My Burkha for being female-oriented to removed word "intercourse" from the Shahrukh Khan's starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal. He attracted flak from both the directors and the Filmstars for denying certificate.
Here are the movies which are under the Nihalani's axe
Befikre. (File Photo)
Pahlaj Nihalani removed dozens of kissing scenes from Ranveer kapoor's Befikre which was released last year in December. According to him it would affect the culture and "sanskriti" of India.
Lipstick Under My Burkha. (File Photo)
Pahlaj Nihalani denied certification to Lipstick Under My Burkha for being too lady oriented. Later, he asked for the film to be granted an ‘A’ certificate with “voluntary and some additional cuts and deletions”.
Spectre. (File Photo)
He even suggested some cuts to James Bond franchise, Spectre movie.
Aligarh. (File Photo)
He awarded an A certificate to Aligarh, a movie directed by the Hansal Mehta, based on the real life of Homosexual teacher.
Udta Punjab. (File Photo)
Nihalani recommended 89 cuts and removal of any references to the state of Punjab, politics or elections be made in Udta Punjab, which is based on the drug menace in the state.
Deadpool. (File Photo)
Nihalani asked for 7 cuts in Ryan Reynolds anti-superhero movie deadpool which was released this year.
Haraamkhor. (File Photo)
He also refused to certify Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Haraamkhor, a love story of student and teacher.
Raman Raghav. (File Photo)
Nihalani awarded A certificate and recommends 6 cuts to Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav.
Great Grand Masti. (File Photo)
Pahlaj Nihalani granted "A" certificate with some minor voluntary cuts, after the censor board's revising committee had denied certification to the movie.