Pahlaj Nihalani was sacked - more than six months before the end of what is traditionally a three-year term - from the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) this Friday, and while it may be an exaggeration to say there are celebrations in the streets, there certainly is rejoicing across the tweets.
Nihalani was always strict with the Indian cinema. Who knows, he would have even chopped few scenes from the most sanskari Alok Nath's movies? Imagine how tough it was for Emraan Hashmi to work in movies for the last three years.
Talking about cricketers, the happiest guy was Virat Kohli. Virat now has more chances of a biopic with a long duration of 2 or 3 hours. Earlier, with the word like "intercourse" was objected by Nihalani, that really had tensed Virat about his future biopic. He thought his biopic would be shorter than the interval with Pahlaj Nihalani as CBFC chief, or even if he made it off 2-3 hours it would have been a silent movie with no dialogue.
Thankfully, now Pahlaj Nihalani has been sacked and there is some hope for Virat Kohli's biopic. Our reports talked to Virat on this and he said, "I am very happy with his removal. I will start working on my biopic soon and dialogue writers are ready for the movie already. Anurag Kashyap said he will provide me dialogue writers of the movie Gangs of Wasseypur. That would help me very much. I am excited."
More than Virat, Ravi Shastri is happy as he will get a major role in his movie. However, his role here wouldn't be like in Mohammad Azharuddin's biopic. He will be playing the role of shadow in Virat's biopic.