Prasoon Joshi Appointed New CBFC Chairman

Avinash Das

Avinash Das

It said that the A category be sub-divided into A, AC (Adult with Caution) categories. All this done, Nihalani says he was actually preparing for an exit for months now.

The sources said the changes in the Cinematograph act could be notified after the process of consultation with stakeholders is complete.

'Congratulations prasoonjoshi_ bahut ummeedein hain aapse (We have a lot of expectations from you),'the filmmaker said.

'Congratulations to @prasoonjoshi_you are a breath of fresh air not only for the industry but for progressive narrative of the country as well, 'she said.

Poet, lyricist and ad man Prasoon Joshi was surprised, not at being appointed as the new chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), but rather at how quickly it took place.

Along with Vidya Balan, Narendra Kohli, Vivek Agnihotri, Gautami Tadimalla, Waman Kendre, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Naresh Chandra Lal, Mihir Bhuta, T.S. Nagabharana, Ramesh Patange and Jeevitha Rajasekhar have joined the censor board members of the Hindi film industry CBFC.

Nihalani will be going back to producing films.

The filmmaker who had been under media scrutiny for his various decisions as the Censor Board chief finally spoken on the issue recently.

Nihalani drew flak from the filmworld for his decisions which included bringing out a list of swearwords that, he said, should not be included in films, even in films for adults. He is best known for writing songs such as "Maa" from "Taare Zameen Par", "Bolo na" from "Chittagong" and "Zinda" from "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag".

The Censor Board of India has been remade with writer Prasoon Joshi as the new chairman. I am not a big man in the industry.

I have respect for the industry. I will try and take opinions of people who have good intentions and understand things as it's also very new for me and I don't know exactly how this work is done but I believe that it's important to work.

"I first need to understand the role and responsibility". It's been a highly satisfying tenure at the CBFC for me.

I have always been a confident person and more than anything I think, we should do our work responsibly.

"With good intent, I would like to make as much difference as I can", he said.

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