Pahlaj Nihalani registers ‘Sanskari’ as title for future film
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Pahlaj Nihalani registers ‘Sanskari’ as title for future film

CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani has registered Sanskari as a title for a future movie. Nihalani has previously been embroiled in the Spectre kissing scene axing controversy and for openly supporting PM Modi.

bollywood Updated: Dec 17, 2015 15:07 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Pahlaj Nihalani’s love affair with Sanskar continues.

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.

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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.

Read:Pahlaj Nihalani’s video for PM Modi is a cringe-fest to behold

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.

Read: Less kissing, no swearing: James Bond gets a ‘sanskari’ makeover

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First Published: Dec 17, 2015 12:31 IST