Pahlaj Nihalani’s term as the Chief of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was like a nightmare. It isn’t like Prasoon Joshi has converted that nightmare into a dream. But Nihalani’s regression was much worse. From butchering ‘Deadpool’ to ‘Udta Punjab‘ and more, the man knew no bounds. However, thankfully, his seemingly never-ending run came to an end.
Soon after his exit from the CBFC, Pahlaj began another tirade. He alleged Smriti Irani of sacking him. He produced a so-called erotic thriller titled ‘Julie 2’. And now, after all that ruckus, it looks like Karma has paid him a visit.
Recently, Pahlaj Nihalani accused the present CBFC of proposing 20 cuts to his movie, ‘Rangeela Raja’, which stars Govinda. Additionally, he has filed a complaint against the CBFC at the Bombay High Court.
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
Netizens who had to watch Pahlaj’s version of the films they were so eager to see, laughed at the irony of this situation.
1. Is that Karma’s new name?
No, it's Rangeela Raja
— Suvojit (@suvojitc) November 5, 2018
2. Hassi chupaane ki zarurat nahi hai.
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) November 5, 2018
3. He should get a tattoo of this image now.
— Neel (@neelmanilaw) November 5, 2018
4. Regression man, meet regression man.
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) November 5, 2018
5. Amen to that.
As u sow so shall u reap!
— Ashish Kukreja (@akukreja08) November 5, 2018
6. Soan Papdi here means unnecessary cuts.
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
Friend: "What is 69?"
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) November 5, 2018
8. The only difference is Pahlaj doesn’t work there any more.
Close enough? pic.twitter.com/9Zoh75MNx7
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) November 5, 2018
9. Yas, Queen!
Karma ? https://t.co/4lhCZN5CRx
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 5, 2018
10. Smiling and Pahlaj don’t go together.
Not that I expect much of a sense of humor from the former chief of India's censor board, but he could at least smile a bit at the irony? https://t.co/CJPzFCqhgr
— Iain Marlow (@iainmarlow) November 5, 2018
11. Ain’t that the truth?
Life is a boomerang.
What you give, you get. https://t.co/PkpAm3OBgo
— Saniya Sayed (@Ssaniya25) November 5, 2018
12. Let’s hope he learns something.
Ooh…when the shoe is on the other foot. https://t.co/jabrWyOO8q
— menaka doshi (@menakadoshi) November 5, 2018
13. A: what else can you expect from him? B: it always does.
Thoughts after reading this tweet
A. 'Rangeela Raja', seriously?
B. Life comes a full circle. https://t.co/AACPVYzfHR
— Raj Shekhar Jha (@rajshekharTOI) November 5, 2018
14. That is his alter-ego actually.
Cut! Cut! Take that you kiss-cutter! https://t.co/RhAnSfnIPn
— Minu Ittyipe (@Sins_Of_Syntax) November 5, 2018
15. Poor ol’ irony.
— Shivani Bazaz (@shivanibazaz) November 5, 2018
Pahlaj did what he did under the garb of ‘sanskaar’. Why? Nobody knows. But the thing about any norm is that once you set it, unless it’s fixed, it’ll stay that way. And Pahlaj is learning that the hard way. Oh! If only he would’ve listened to our humble, progressive pleas to not butcher movies or delay them unnecessarily, toh ye din na dekhne padhte.