New Delhi: Pahlaj Nihalani's list of 28 cuss words has already been put up on hold and a very strong reason triggering to this action is the intervention at the ministerial level.
Following the recent update in the entire case of Censor Board vs filmmakers, I&B minister Arun Jaitely has reportedly called the chairperson and asked him to rethink over his decision.
According to the report published in The Economic Times, Arun Jaitley made a call to Nihalani and asked him to act responsibly and take all aspects in consideration before making a decision. He has also stated that the interest and the ideology of the youth in India should also be taken in mind while making a decision.
Further the report also quotes a senior official from the ministry saying "It has been discreetly conveyed to the Censor Board chief that he needs to think about the implications of his actions and words."
While the entire hoopla around the Censor Board's generated list of 28 cuss words faced a fierce criticism from all over, Nihalani had earlier commented that he has only followed the guidelines stated by the ministry and therefore should not be blamed for any issue arisen after the decision.
The man has also stated that the one having problems with the list should approach the ministry directly and stop criticizing him.
However, when asked later, Nihlani apparently denied that the list was taken back due to the pressure of the government and claimed that the Censor Board has decided to take this step after a meeting. He refuted to elaborate his stance on the issue when dug further.
What has also added to the strong condemn that Pahlaj Nihalani is facing is the fact that he should have avoided raising the issue by sending the list directly to the filmmakers.