Yesterday, the news of CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani getting sacked made it to the headlines. Nihalani, who ruled the headlines for quite some time because of his unjustified ways of certifying films, has been removed from the position. Prasoon Joshi, has been appointed as the new chief and everyone has heaved a sigh of relief. Twitter has gone into a frenzy with people welcoming this development with open arms. Amidst this, we have now learnt that Vidya Balan too is a part of the reconstituted committee headed by Prasoon Joshi.
Vidya has become one of the board members of CBFC. She took to Twitter to express her thoughts over this and said, “I am very happy to join the CBFC and I hope to fulfil my responsibilities as a member to the best of my abilities. I look forward to this new and exciting phase where our cinema will be allowed to reflect the sensibilties, realities and the complexities of the society we are living in today.”
While this decision has come as a rude shock to Nihalani, he is trying to stay calm and composed by saying, “I was not shocked at all. I’m happy and relieved. I have done this job to the best of my capacity. I wish all the best to the film industry, and to people who were against me.”
While talking to ET, he has said, “Censorship was necessary and doing away with it would mean filmmakers will resort to showing pornography and vulgarity even in normal films.” (Also Read: ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ director reacts to Pahlaj Nihalani being sacked)
Grapes are sour, we suppose!