A new beginning for CBFC


Bollywood's entertainment queen, Vidya Balan has joined the new panel list of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) while Prasoon Joshi, an acclaimed writer from the Hindi Film industry taken up as the censor board's chief. I am a small entity. "It is too early for me to answer a lot of questions". I respect the film industry a lot.

"I really do not know how this work is done, but I do understand that it has to be done and done well".

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

Appointment of Joshi as CBFC chief has been welcomed by the film industry which hopes that the "drastic" and "unnecessary" cuts in films that marked Nihalani's tenure would finally become a thing of the past. 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.

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"All the people who have joined will make a difference".

While talking to the media, after being announced as the head of the board, Joshi said, "I have been given this responsibility and like always, I will try my best to fulfill my responsibilities according to my understandings and experiences". I need to take things in my hands like how a man, an artiste and a thinking person can do and deliver. I would do it to the best of my ability.

Nihalani hopes his successor doesn't fall trap to what he calls "pseudo-progressive elements" in the film industry: "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". Actually, from the time I came in, there have been elements working against me, some of them from within the CBFC. A man can only try his best.

I don't have any idea about the CBFC functioning and my role as its chief. Unnka toh tyohaar mere jaane se ho gaya (they are in a festive mood because of my ouster)!"Any regrets about his departure?"None at all". I happily took up the job that the government thought me fit for.