Former censor board chief and filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani moved the Bombay High Court after the CBFC ordered several cuts in his movie Rangeela Raja, slated for release on November 16. The certification body ordered 20 cuts in Nihalani’s production venture. The move has triggered hilarious reactions as netizens are calling it ‘Karma’.
Nihalani’s term as CBFC chairman was full of controversies. He faced flak for ordering cuts in the movie Udta Punjab and comedy movie Deadpool. Amid mounting criticism, Nihalani was sacked.
Former Censor Board Chief Pahlaj Nihalani files a plea in Bombay High Court against Censor Board after it reportedly suggested around 20 cuts in his upcoming movie ‘Rangeela Raja’ (file pic) pic.twitter.com/RhXqE0vpwq
— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2018
Calling the suggestions of CBFC “unjustified”, Nihalani firmly believes that his movie starring Govinda is not vulgar in any manner. Soon after this, memes and jokes flooded social media, pointing out the irony.
Close enough? pic.twitter.com/9Zoh75MNx7
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) November 5, 2018
That’s how Karma works. If you give Soan Papdi to others, you get Soan Papdi in return. https://t.co/yeGAo4cMob
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 5, 2018
— Balpreet Singh (@BalpreetS) November 6, 2018
Irony died with this tweet https://t.co/fOKpVhKF9H
— Omkar Mishra (@CSharpDFlat) November 6, 2018
Oh how the mighty have fallen! 😂 https://t.co/v27jmMPDCQ
— Aηηιє (@devildiva2) November 6, 2018
— Abhimanyu Bose (@bose_abhimanyu) November 6, 2018
Wonderful to see CBFC Chairman Prasoon Joshi give Pahlaj Nihalani a dose of his own medicine. 50 censor cuts for Nihalani’s new film, whatever it’s called.
— Pritish Nandy (@PritishNandy) November 6, 2018