‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ director reacts to Pahlaj Nihalani being sacked
The removal of Pahlaj Nihalani as CBFC chief has mostly been appreciated from all corners. Filmmakers, who were once troubled by his scissors, must be welcoming this step with wide open arms!
One such filmmaker is Kushan Nandy, director of ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’. Recently, Kushan’s film received 48 cuts from the CBFC, leaving many appalled. On coming to know that Nihalani isn’t the CBFC chief anymore, Kushan has now reacted.
“If this step has been taken, it is a good thing. Our fight is not against one person but against an entire idea or notion. But I have to admit, this was possible due to the cumulative fight of filmmakers for our films,” he said. (Also Read:Pahlaj Nihalani reacts after being removed as CBFC chief)
Veteran filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, who also happens to be the vice president of IMPPA, is happy with Government’s move as well.
“The entire film industry was unhappy with Pahlaj Nihalani and his way of running the Censor Board. He was treating it like his personal production house. He gave a national award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar a tough time for certifying his film ‘Indu Sarkar’. Overall, there is a wave of happiness in the film industry. We welcome this decision,” he said.
Nihalani has had a fair share of controversies with his decisions and statements. He had stirred massive outrage after he grounded Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan‘s ‘Udta Punjab’ in 2016. Alankrita Shrivastava’s feminist drama ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ too fell under his scissors and was refused a certificate. These are a few to name, among the many times he proved to be a decision-maker with an orthodox approach.
His successor Prasoon Joshi, however, is believed to be the right person to undertake the responsibility.
Ranbir Kapoor: I suffer from anxiety issues after finishing a film
Mental illness is still not considered as a sickness and people shy away from discussion about it. No, when you suffer from some mental disease you are crazy or mad, it is as normal as a physical sickness. Our society is easily influenced by famous personalities and sometimes people also follow them blindly. So when Bollywood actors come in the open and talk about suffering from depression or any other mental illness, people become aware about it and somewhere start considering it as a serious problem.
Recently, Ranbir Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of ‘Sanju’ has confessed that he is suffering from anxiety issues. Ranbir has been busy with the promotion of his upcoming film which is a biopic on Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. He has been giving multiple interviews and has shared some fantastic stories about his life, personal and professional. (Also Read: Deepika’s message on depression post Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s suicides is a must read)
In one such interview with film critic Anupama Chopra before the release of ‘Sanju’, Ranbir shared about what he goes through before and after the release of the film. He said, “I suffer from anxiety issues after finishing a film and before the film hits theatres. It has happened with every one of my films.”
This is an important point to note for all those people who thought that the film industry is all about glam and fame. The harsh reality is, there is stress and pressure even here and the biggest of stars suffer from mental illness. In the past, Deepika Padukone, Ileana D’Cruz have also openly spoken about battling depression, and we are glad they did.
Ranbir’s upcoming film, ‘Sanju’ also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Jim Sarbh, Karishma Tanna, Boman Irani and others. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani the film will release on June 29.
Dhanush's birthday wish for son Linga is the cutest thing you will read today
‘raanjhanaa‘ actor Dhanush who is married to megastar Rajinikanth‘s daughter Aishwarya, is blessed with two sons Yatra and Linga. Today, on the occasion of his younger son Linga’s birthday, Dhanush took to Twitter and shared a very heartwarming message for him.
Thanking everyone for wishing his son Linga, the actor wrote, “Sincere thanks to everybody for wishing Linga. He is lucky to have all your blessings. Happy birthday
#linga .. god bless you. YES .. reach for the stars”
In the picture that the actor shared, he is seen holding Linga in his arms while the cute little boy looks extremely happy. (Also Read:Bollywood stars and their business ventures you didn’t know about)
You can check Dhanush’s post below:
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) June 21, 2018
Now isn’t that the cutest wish a father could have wished for his son? We wish Linga a very Happy Birthday.
On the professional front, Dhanush is gearing up for two Tamil films. One is gangster drama ‘Vada Chennai’ and the other is ‘Maari 2’ which is scheduled to release by the year-end.
Dhanush had made his Bollywood debut with Aanand L Rai’s ‘Raanjhanaa’ opposite Sonam Kapoor and was last seen in R Balki’s satirical drama ‘Shamitabh‘ alongside Amitabh Bachchan. We wonder when the actor will be seen in a Hindi film again.