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Nihalani moves HC against censor cuts in his film, says CBFC being unfair

He also claimed that CBFC did not follow the set guidelines of reviewing a film within 21 days of the makers approaching the board

ANI  |  Mumbai 

Newsmaker: Pahlaj Nihalani

Former (CBFC) chief has alleged that the censor body did not give a timely review of his upcoming production 'Rangeela Raja', while multi-starrer 'Thugs Of Hindostan' was given preference by the film body.

Nihalani stated that the present chairman, Prasoon Joshi, was biased towards TOH as he his friends with

"My film was reviewed 40 days after applying. I was going to release my film on November 8. had applied 20 days after me. However, who is good friends with Aamir Khan, gave preference to his movie before my film," Nihalani told ANI.

He also claimed that did not follow the set guidelines of reviewing a film within 21 days of the makers approaching the board.

Earlier in the day, Nihalani had moved the against CBFC's suggestion pf approximately 20 cuts in '' "The cuts suggested for my film were completely illogical and meaningless," explained Nihalani.

"There is no vulgarity, no double meaning dialogues. Still I've been asked to delete a massive number of dialogues and scenes," Nihalani clarified.

With 'Rangeela Raja', Nihalani is re-uniting with after 25 years. They have earlier worked together in films including 'Ilzaam', 'Shola Aur Shabnam' and 'Aankhen'.

Govinda's comeback film, 'Rangeela Raja' also stars Shakti Kapoor, Digangana Suryavanshi, Mishika Chourasia, and It is scheduled to hit the big screens on November 16.

As the censor Nihalani had faced flak for objecting to the word 'intercourse' in the promo of and starrer 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' and also for refusing to clear the women-centric film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'.

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:10 IST