Not long ago, online trolls were having a field day making fun of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani. Even reporters and editors went ahead with names like ‘sanskari censor’ and ‘sanskari censor chief’ when a few seconds of a kiss were cut short in the latest Bond film, Spectre. And now, Pahlaj is going all sanskari, the sarkari way: He has registered ‘Sanskari’ as a film title, as per reports.
According to a Mumbai Mirror article, Nihalani had put in a request with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) on November 28 to register the title for his production banner Chirag Deep International. “Yes, I have registered the title, it’s a good one. If you can have a film titled Sanyasi, why can’t you have one called Sanskari?” the tabloid quoted Pahlaj.
The producer-turned CBFC chief further confirmed he was yet to decide upon the subject and storyline for the movie.
In November, the CBFC chopped kissing scenes from the Daniel Craig-starrer, Spectre, ahead of its release in India. The movie suffered four cuts --two verbal, two visual --before it was given a U/A certificate by the censor. The censor reportedly found the kissing scenes ‘too long’ for Indian audience.
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