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Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as Censor board chief, Prasoon Joshi to replace him

 In a significant development,  Pahlaj Nihalani was on Friday removed as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification in India. 

Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as Censor board chief, Prasoon Joshi to replace him
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New Delhi:  In a significant development, Pahlaj Nihalani was on Friday removed as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification in India. 

As per a report, noted song writer and poet Prasoon Joshi is likely to take the charge. 

Nihalani took over the CBFC chairman's office in January 2015 and has been a subject of several controversies ever since. His three-year tenure was all set to end in January 2018.

Last year, he raised objections to several scenes in the movie 'Udta Punjab' that chronicled the drug menace in the state. 

Nihalani also blocked Konkona Sensharma's Lipstick Under My Burkha on grounds of the film being 'lady-oriented' and recently, he objected to the word 'intercourse' which was used in one of the mini trails of Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer 'Jab Harry Met Sejal'.

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