Bollywood actor Richa Chadha, while launching the teaser of her upcoming film Jia Aur Jia, has come up and hailed the central government’s decision of appointing Prasoon Joshi as the new chairman of Central Board of Film Certification. Former head, Pahlaj Nihalani was sacked as the CBFC chief on August 11.
Pahlaj Nihalini, who had hogged headlines for his controversial decisions, was sacked and replaced with lyrics writer Prasoon Joshi in a surprise announcement on August 11. As Bollywood celebrates the decision, Bengali directors too are happy about the development.
Prasoon Joshi is getting wishes and appreciation as the new lead for the Censor Board from all corners. Popular Bollywood celebrities like Shyam Benegal, Shoojit Sircar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Rahul Dholakia have come out in his support and welcomed him.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit says he is thankful that Prasoon Joshi has been chosen to replace Pahlaj Nihalani as the head of the CBFC. He also adds, “I’m sure the freedom of expression of a filmmaker will now be protected with Joshi coming in as a chairman.”
Prasoon Joshi is not only a screenwriter and an ad guru, but a well-known lyricist and poet too. Jotting down his views in poignant poetic verses for the girl child, he has often shed light on women empowerment through his words. Have you read them all?
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal hopes with Prasoon Joshi’s appointment as the new chief of the Central Board of Film Certification, things will improve. Pahlaj Nihalani was on Friday removed from the post of Central Board of Film Certification chairperson.
CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi said that he hopes to make a positive difference with the guidance and support of respected minds. Members of the reconstituted Censor Board also include Vidya Balan, Vivek Agnihotri and Gautami Tadimalla among others.
The moves comes within a month of Smriti Irani taking additional charge of the Ministry, and caps the two-and-half-year tenure of Nihalani, who was embroiled in a series of controversies, and faced charges of cultural policing and endorsing a list of “banned” words in movies.
Noted Bollywood lyricist-screenwriter and ad guru Prasoon Joshi on Friday replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as CBFC chairperson. The government late Friday issued a notification announcing the appointment of Prasoon Joshi.
The news of Pahlaj Nihalani being sacked as the chairman of Central Board of Film Certification has taken social media by storm. Pahlaj Nihalani’s removal, noted Bollywood lyricist-screenwriter and ad guru Prasoon Joshi will take his place as the new CBFC chairman.
Prasoon Joshi feels that now is the time when audiences needs to start rejecting what they don’t like.
Bollywood celebrities like Raakhee, Subhash Ghai, Taapsee Pannu, Paresh Rawal and Prasoon Joshi bring out the honest truth of the much-celebrated award shows in their candid statements.
Bollywood actress Sunny Leone refused to react on Prasoon Joshi’s criticism levelled at her past profession saying she doesn’t know who he was.
Prasoon Joshi said, “I don’t respect Sunny Leone’s profession. But because of that to make a person feel as an accused and disrespect her is not something that one should do.”
Prasoon Joshi says it is a big challenge to write on crime and that he is open to exploring the genre.