Bollywood producers demand Censor Board chief Pankaj Nihalani’s removal

Mumbai(ANI): Top Bollywood producers, including veteran Ramesh Sippy, Gulzar and Mukesh Bhatt, met Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore here on Monday to demand the removal of Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.

The others present during the meeting were Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Anushka Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Riteish Deshmukh, Vidya Balan, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Piyush Mishra, Karan Johar, Vishal Bhardwaj and Raj Kumar Hirani.

Discussion was on issues and suggestions, on ideas, the film industry people came up with wonderful ideas: Rajyavardhan Rathore (MoS I&B)

Censor Board member Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi had reportedly criticised the CBFC chief over the edits of Bollywood ‘NH10’, which has been co-produced by actress Anushka Sharma who also stars in the flick.

It’s not about any individual. It’s important that the system works well: Aamir Khan(actor) on meeting I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

Dwivedi has reportedly objected to removing certain words from the movie.

The Centre had appointed Nihalani as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on January 20, 2015.

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I&B Min also told us that it is not a censor board but, it’s a certification board: Aamir Khan