Pahlaj Nihalani out of date with today’s films: Hansal Mehta

Hansal Mehta says Pahlaj Nihalani's understanding of movies is outdated.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: June 11, 2016 6:36 pm
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Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who himself has struggled to get his films cleared from the censor board in the past, says Pahlaj Nihalani’s understanding of movies is outdated.

When Mehta was asked to comment on the state of affairs of film censorship in India, especially with reference to “Udta Punjab”, Mehta told IANS: “It is ridiculous. The problem is that the wrong person has been chosen for the job. I have nothing personal against Pahlaj Nahlani, but he is completely out of date with the kinds of films are being made in today’s time.

“As a result, the way they are interpreting the guidelines, is ridiculous.”

The censor board demanded 89 cuts, including references to Punjab and expletives in “Udta Punjab”. Later, the Revising Committee brought down the cuts to 13. Now the matter is awaiting a final hearing in the Bombay High Court.

Mehta rued: “I don’t see any hope for change at all. I am just hoping ‘Udta Punjab’ gets its due and it is released without any cuts.”

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    ashok s
    Jun 12, 2016 at 3:35 am
    Why to blame nihalani , when he was filmmaker he had freedom of expression, now he is doing job ,so he bonded by his boses. lt;br/gt;Violence , dialogues to a acceptable level are welcome ,but over done to be restricted , as society is getting more aware ,we tend to get more narrow minded and suious
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    Shammi
    Jun 12, 2016 at 2:32 am
    Nihalani should be fired immediately.
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    T DUTTA
    Jun 12, 2016 at 7:23 am
    this is not the first film on drug addicts-----45 YEARS AGO DEV ANAND MADE A FILM ON DRUG ADDICTS---HARE RAM HARE KRISHNA--THE FILM WAS A SUPER HIT---ONE ASHA BHONSLE SONG INTHE FILM DAM MARO DAM WON THE BINACA GEET MALA FIRST POSITION IN 1971-- THE SONG WAS ABOUT DRUG ADDICTS---THERE WAS ANOTHER HIT SONG SUNG BY USHA UTHUP-----AN IMPRESSION IS BEING CREATED THAT UDTA PUNJAB IS THE FIRST FILM ON DRUG ADDICTS---THE FIRST FILM WAS MADE 45 YEARS AGO BY DEV ANAND
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    kulaputra kulaputra
    Jun 12, 2016 at 12:45 am
    I want to write a memo to all people reporting to me. Should I take Mr. Nihalani's permissions before I do so ?
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