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Pahlaj Nihalani

Former Censor Board Chief Pahlaj Nihalani Says He Is Making A Film On Vijay Mallya, Starring Govinda

May 29, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

" 'Rangeela Raja' is the name of the film because Mallya is a colourful man."

Films Still Getting Cuts, But No Noise Anymore Says Ex-CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani

Sep 24, 2017 Outlook Web Bureau

"The lobbying was against me and not the CBFC"

Ex-Censor Chief 'Sanskaari' Pahlaj Nihalani To Distribute Erotica 'Julie 2' Worldwide

It means Nihalani will release the movie across the world through his company.

'Go Get Modi's Permission': Censor's Appellate Body Throws Out Nihalani's Objections To Kejriwal Documentary

Aug 21, 2017 Outlook Web Bureau

Under Nihalani, makers of the film titled ‘Yeh Jantantra Hai: An Insignificant Man’, Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, were asked to get no-objection-certificates since they used “real footage” of the PM.

Five Controversies 'Sanskari' Pahlaj Nihalani Found Himself In As CBFC Chief

His tenure, however, is best known as one with a strings of controversies, with movie-goers and filmmakers accusing him of moral policing.

02 August, 2017

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Filmmakers Accuse Censor Board Of Sexism

Outlook Web Bureau

'Then another CBFC board member said 'ye to pant shirt pehne huye hain woman thodi hain'

26 June, 2017

Why CBFC Chief Nihalani May Have To Eat His Own Words On Jab Harry Met Sejal

Outlook Web Bureau

"Fine, let the makers of Jab Harry Met Sejal get me one lakh endorsements of the word ‘intercourse’ on a news channel."

26 May, 2017

Pahlaj Nihalani Asks Makers Of Kejriwal Documentary To Get NOC From PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

The CBFC chief asked them to delete all references to the BJP and the Congress and to get NOCs from Modi, Kejriwal and Sheila Dixit.

26 March, 2017

CBFC Stops Television Premiere Of Internationally Acclaimed Film 'The Danish Girl' On Sony

Outlook Web Bureau

A CBFC Board member said that the subject of the movie is controversial and it is unsuitable to be viewed by children.

23 February, 2017

CBFC Denies Certification To Feminist Film for Being 'Lady Oriented'

Outlook Web Bureau

Lipstick Under My Burkha has already won the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality at the Mumbai Film Festival and the Spirit of Asia Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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