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Is Ekta Kapoor behind sacking of Pahlaj Nihalani as CBFC chief?

Prasoon Joshi has replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as the new new CBFC chief.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Published on: August 14, 2017 10:49 IST
Ekta Kapoor, Pahlaj Nihalani
Ekta Kapoor, Pahlaj Nihalani- India TV

The decision of Prasoon Joshi replacing Pahlaj Nihalani as the chief of Central Board of Film Certification was welcomed by many prominent faces of the film industry. But, one thing that is still not clear is that the reason behind his sacking from the prestigious position?  Well, according to latest reports, it was producer Ekta Kapoor. This is known to all that the former CBFC chief created trouble for Ekta’s Lipstick Under My Burkha and made sure that the film doesn’t get released. But, after a long fight, Lipstick Under My Burkha not only got released but also received positive response from the audiences.

If reports are to be believed, Ekta expressed her displeasure over the film to the new I&B Minister Smriti Irani with whom she shared good equation. So, the two powerful ladies could be the reason behind the sacking of Nihalani.

Previously, it was speculated that Nihalani and other CBFC members misbehaved with the director and producer of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, who filed the case against him.

From creating troubles for Udta Punjab to seeking removal of ‘intercourse’ word from Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal.

Well, the real reason is still unknown but the appointment of Prasoon as the new CBFC chief has come as a big relief to many filmmakers and producers.

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