Famous lyricist Prasoon Joshi appointed as new chairperson of CBFC; bunch of famous film persons on board
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 12-Aug-2017

New Delhi, August 12: The famous writer Prasoon Joshi has been appointed as Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification. He was appointed with immediate effect for a period of three years. Prasoon Joshi is replacing former chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani. Previous CBFC Chairperson was coated with layers of controversies for his irrational cut orders in Film.

Along with the change in Chairperson, the whole body of CBFC has been reconstituted. Film Maker Vivek Agnihotri, famous actress Vidya Balan has been included on board. The famous actress is very happy to join the CBFC. “I look forward to this new and exciting phase where our cinema will be allowed to reflect the sensibilities, realities and the complexities of the society we are living in today,” Vidya said. The director of National School Drama, Waman Kendre is also another new member.

Previous chairperson Nihalani was coated with controversies. From calling “Lipstick under My Burqa” lady oriented to irrationally censor “Argumentative Indian”, he was gradually losing his ground. Filmmakers and actors were not happy at all with the decisions. In the previous month, it was indicated that he might be replaced.