During his stay as the CBFC Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani became a household name. Not in a good way though! Known for his bizarre statements, pure and sanskari attitude and the itch to hand out dollops of cuts in movies, Pahlaj rose to be one of the most controversial chiefs of Central Board Of Film Certification.
Now that he’s been sacked as the CBFC Chief and replaced by Prasoon Joshi, the flag-bearer of sanskars in our country has a lot to say on his exit.
In a report by The Quint, Pahlaj feels that his exit is a cause of celebration for many and that he was actually readying for this day.
Not only that, he believes that he is leaving behind a legacy that he hopes his successor (whom he doesn’t wanna name. Huh?!) doesn’t undo.
“Whoever takes over from me is welcome to do. I only hope he doesn’t reverse the work that I started at the CBFC. I feel we have achieved a lot in the past three years. We’ve speedened up the certification process and made it entirely digital. I just hope my successor doesn’t succumb to false notions of liberalism propagated by the pseudo-progressive elements in our film industry and work in a direction opposed to mine.“
But he feels he did the right thing and worked in all sincerity.
He also adds how he has no regrets and did what he thinks the Government appointed him to do.
Wondering what will he do with his time? Nihalani says he has plans to announce a slew of films.
“I am returning to my first love, film production, in a big way. I will soon be announcing a slew of films. It’s been a highly satisfying tenure at the CBFC for me. But it’s also been exhausting and time-consuming. I am happy to make way for someone else.”
So we can expect A LOT of sanskari films and not the ones he made in the past? #JustAsking
Well! Mr Nihalani, like always, leaves us speechless, even while stepping down.