News of CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani getting sacked made headlines. Now in his place Prasoon Joshi, has been appointed as the new chief and everyone has heaved a sigh of relief. Twitter has gone into a frenzy with people welcoming this development with open arms.
Actress Vidya Balan too is a part of the reconstituted committee headed by Prasoon Joshi. The National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan says she looks forward to a phase where cinema celebrates present-day sensibilities and realities.
Vidya said, “I am very happy to join the CBFC and I hope to fulfil my responsibilities as a member to the best of my abilities. 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.”
Nihalani opened up on his removal and said, “I was not shocked at all. I’m happy and relieved. I have done this job to the best of my capacity. I wish all the best to the film industry, and to people who were against me.”
While talking to ET, he has said, “Censorship was necessary and doing away with it would mean filmmakers will resort to showing pornography and vulgarity even in normal films.”
Vidya is joined by Gautami Tadimalla, Narendra Kohli, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Herbert Nongkynrih, Vivek Agnihotri, Waman Kendre, TS Nagabharana, Ramesh Patange, Vani Tripati Tikoo, Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Mihir Bhuta.