Pahlaj Nihalani fired from post of CBFC chairman

The chief of Central Board of Film Certification, Pahlaj Nihalani has been removed from his post on Friday.

Nihalani was criticized very often for his narrow minded outlook about movies. He often refused certification to movies that had women in strong roles or depicted the harsh truth about society.

He received flak for his decisions on movies like 'Udta Punjab' and 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'.

Many directors and producers were unhappy with Nihalani’s stand on movies.

Lyrics writer Prasoon Joshi will take charge as the new chief of central film certification board.

He has received the National Film Award for Best Lyrics twice and was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2015.