Since the time Pahlaj Nihalani was appointed CBFC chief, he has left no stone unturned in overdoing his duty. Time and again he has some agenda or the other, Nihalani knows how to hit the headlines.
The number of censors he has put on Indian films is far more than those issued by any other CBFC chief in the past. Whether it is about the 90 cuts in ‘Udta Punjab’ or his disapproval of the word “intercourse” in Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, the CBFC chief is being criticized by people from films and the media every now and then.
Now, Nihalani disagrees with actors drinking and smoking on screen, which has become the newest matter of debate.
Merely putting a ticker warning at some remote corner of the screen whenever there is smoking or drinking shown, is not enough anymore. We feel the superstars who are followed by millions and who set an example in societal behaviour must not be shown drinking or smoking on screen unless the provocation for doing so is really strong.
He also said that any film in which depicting alcohol is completely unavoidable, will have to go with an A certificate. His mentions have created a chitchat on Twitter, here is what people are talking about:
Pahlaj Nihalani bans drinking in movies.
New age Devdas movie will have Devdas getting high drinking Real Juice.
— Cryptic Mind (@Vishj05) July 25, 2017
Pahlaj Nihalani banned smoking/drinking in movies coz he thinks actors are our role model
At what point will he realise he’s our lol model?
— IRONY MAN™ (@Pun_Starr) July 25, 2017
Maybe Pahlaj Nihalani is the reason behind the idea of changing Doordarshan logo cuz it looks very similar to “69”
— Drunk BATMAN (@Caped_Humor) July 25, 2017
Only this man can replace the legendary Pahlaj Nihalani. pic.twitter.com/JWVH0RlZiH
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) July 25, 2017
No more smoking & drinking in movies, says censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
What about, murder rape scene & violence dear censor board ?
— Mac Thimmaiah (@mac_thimmaiah) July 25, 2017
i am fuming with this and Pahlaj Nihalani saying people cant be shown smoking and drinking in films. are we in KG and he our guardian?
— Aditya आदित्य آدتیہ (@adityavnathan) July 25, 2017
People are really fuming over Nihalani’s remarks and term it completely unjustified. Tell us in the comments section about your opinion on the same.