Look what Anurag Kashyap found out about Pahlaj Nihalani’s past!

Yes, he said it!!

Back in 1996, when Pahlaj Nihalani was a Bollywood producer, he had lashed out against the CBFC during the release of his film Dil Tera Diwana (1996). But now that he is the CBFC chairman, Nihalani often expresses the same regressive views. Anurag Kashyap, who has  been at the receiving end of the Board’s policies during the release of Udta Punjab stumbled upon a newspaper clipping that carried Nihalani’s angry outburst against the CBFC during the release of Dil Tera Diwana. He couldn’t overlook the bitter irony of it and took to Facebook.

Years ago, our current Censor Board chief was a humble Bollywood producer, who had to bear the brunt of CBFC’s (Central Board of Film Certification) ‘sanskari’ views. It all happened in 1996, when the Board’s Examining Committee expressed major reservations against Nihalani’s production Dil Tera Diwana.

To begin with, the panel found the pelvic thrusts and dance movements in a song, featuring lead pair Saif Ali Khan and Twinkle Khanna, ‘vulgar’. They also had a problem with Twinkle’s attire in a particular scene.

Calling the decision ‘senseless’, a livid Nihalani had then said: “It was a ridiculous objection. Are they going to stop showing women’s tennis on television? Twinkle only wore cycling shorts with a skirt on top. The censors seemed to mistake the shorts for underwear. Are they living in the 18th century?”

Mr Nihalani, hope you like the blast from the past!


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