Ekta speaks about being blamed for Pahlaj Nihalani’s exit from CBFC
There were reports that it is because of Ekta Kapoor that the former CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani was sacked. Well, I & B Minister, Smriti Irani is Ekta Kapoor’s very good friend, and it was said that after her film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ faced issues with CBFC, Ekta complained about Nihalani to Smriti. And because of this, Nihalani was sacked. However, Ekta has a different story to tell.
Recently, at the trailer of the web series ‘BOSE DEAD/ALIVE’, Ekta was asked about it, to which she said, “As much as I would like to take credit, I have no hand at the change. After I got to hear the news I did call Smriti and when I asked her why she didn’t tell me about it, she shot back saying that it’s her work and why should she tell me.”
“I am really happy that someone from the TV fraternity is doing so wonderfully well in politics. The nation will only change when our leaders will take quick decisions to ease out red tapeism. Smriti is an actor above Oscar, and a super mom at home. But when she goes to office she forgets everything and is only dedicated to her job. Earlier we used to talk about shows and films but now it’s all gone,” Ekta added.
Well, it is now clear that Nihalani has been sacked because of his not-so-great work as a CBFC chief and not because of Ekta’s complaint. (Also Read: Pahlaj Nihalani ousted from CBFC due to Ekta Kapoor’s complaint to Smriti Irani?)
When it comes to films, Ekta is riding high with the success of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. Her next production venture will be ‘Veere Di Wedding’, which marks the comeback of Kareena Kapoor Khan, post her pregnancy. It will also star Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania.