Prasoon Joshi on becoming new CBFC chief: Would do it to the best of my abilities

Ad-man and renowned lyricist Prasoon Joshi took over as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Friday, August 11. Given how former chief Pahlaj Nihalani had given birth to strong dislike in the public’s mind with several regressive actions that he undertook, Joshi accepts the responsibilities in a rather challenging situation. Standing at the present time, his job would be to not only assure fair judgments of films but also to restore people’s faith on the board.

Joshi, however, is confident and says he is up for the responsibility, as always. But he first needs to understand how to take it forward.

“I first need to understand the role and responsibility. I do understand it in a short form but I need to know completely what the processes are specially. With good intent, I would like to make as much difference as I can,” he told ANI. (Also Read: ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ director reacts to Pahlaj Nihalani being sacked)

“All the good people who join will make a difference. I think it has to be done together and there has to be some sort of understanding which has to brought in this is a job, it needs to be done and we need to look at it constructively. That’s what I would do. I would do it to the best of my abilities,” said the writer who has penned many songs.

On the other hand, Nihalani, who claimed he was preparing himself for the exit for months now, has suggested Joshi not to fall for the tricks of pseudo liberalism. He predicts, vulgarism might make its way back to cinema.

All that happens, happens for good!