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‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ director reacts to Pahlaj Nihalani being sacked

‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ director reacts to Pahlaj Nihalani being sacked

Pahlaj Nihalani Kushan Nandy

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.

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Akshay Kumar’s son Aarav's reaction to ‘PadMan’ makes him a happy dad. Details here!

Akshay Kumar has once again hit the right chord with his latest offering ‘PadMan’. The film is making all the right noise in creating and spreading the awareness about sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene. Post hitting the screens, Akshay’s performance as the man who struggles and achieves his dream of making low-cost sanitary pads for the women of lower strata, has won the hearts of many.

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Receiving praises from everywhere for his performance, recently the actor shared a reaction he has got for his act and it was from none other than his son Aarav Kumar. (Also Read: Akshay Kumar urges Pakistan to release ‘PadMan’ in the country)

In an exclusive interview to DNA India, he shared this. Upon being asked if he discusses his projects with his wife Twinkle Khanna or son Aarav, he replied, “No! They just come and watch my films. When my son watched ‘PadMan’, he came up to me, patted me on my back and said, ‘Dad, good job!’ So, he enjoys all the films that I do.”

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Well, surely this reaction from his son would’ve made Akshay proud. Further, the fact that his son understood and loved the concept which is considered a taboo in the society, it seems that Akshay’s movie has taken steps in the right direction.

Talking about the film ‘PadMan’, it also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in pivotal roles, and is directed by R Balki.

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Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor team up for the first time. Details Inside!

For actor Emraan Hashmi, the horror genre of films is nothing new. The actor has been part of a quite a few successful horror ventures in the past, the last one being ‘Raaz Reboot’. And now, Emraan is all set to bring yet another story in this genre. Today, he has announced about this upcoming project.

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The actor has taken to his Twitter handle to share this good news. He captioned it as, “Wait for the mystery to unfold. Very excited about this one. Thrills , mystery ,scares. More updates soon @chintskap @sunirkheterpal @iamazure @andhareajit @viacom18movies #jeethujoseph.” Well, this project sounds damn interesting as Emraan will be seen sharing screen space with veteran actor Rishi Kapoor for the first time on the big screen. Indeed, it is an interesting casting coup that has been pulled off by the makers. (Also Read: Emraan Hashmi feels it is tough to make a documentary. Here’s why)

Have a look at Emraan’s post below:

The film marks the debut of ace Malayalam director Jeethu Joseph, who is popularly known for helming the original ‘Drishyam’ starring Mohanlal, which was later remade in Hindi with Ajay Devgn playing the lead role.

This yet untitled crime mystery thriller with elements of horror project will be jointly produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Azure Entertainment.

Aren’t you excited for this already?

Watch this space for more updates.

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