Nihalani appointed as Censor Board chairperson

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New Delhi: Well known filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani appointed new Censor Board chairperson.

Nine new members have also been appointed.

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According to a government release, “in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 (37 of 1952) read with rule 3 of the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 1983, the Central Government is pleased to appoint Shri Pahlaj Nihalani as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification in an honorary capacity from 19th January, 2015 for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.”

The new members are Mihir Bhuta, Prof. Syed Abdul Bari, Ramesh Patange, George Baker, Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Jeevitha, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, S Ve Shekhar and Ashoke Pandit.

Earlier, after Censor Board chief Leela Samson, nine more members of Censor Board resigned on Saturday amid a row over controversial film ‘Messenger of God’ featuring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

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