The appointment of Prasoon Joshi as the new chairperson of the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) has come as no surprise to informed sources in the Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting.
A source Prasoon Joshi was a front-runner for the post. They wanted someone young, vibrant, contemporary and liberal in thought and of an intellectual bent of mind, though not overly intellectualised in his approach to Hindi cinema. Prasoon fitted the bill. Names like Prakash Jha, MadhurBhandarkar and Dr Chandraprakash Diwedi, which were leaked into press as potential replacements for Pahlaj Nihalani, were not even considered. Prasoon Joshi, CBFC chairperson Bearing responsibility and do my best has been my endeavour. I have believed that right and responsibilities are better served with constructive contribution. One hopes to make a positive difference with the guidance and support of respected minds. Good intent is the best beginning.
Meanwhile, Pahlaj Nihalani has already left his CBFC duties on Friday afternoon, though he has received no official letter informing him of his ouster.
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