Pahlaj Nihalani: Kabir Khan Is A Useless Fellow, Unprofessional!
CBFC’s ex-chief Pahlaj Nihalani is in no mood to chill! His ouster from the Central Board of Film Certification sent a wave of pleasant surprise amongst the film makers and film goers. His sanskari restrictions over the scenes of the films had become a headache to many filmmakers. But after his ouster, Nihalani is all set to defend himself and reveal what went behind the scenes of this certification process. After taking names of Ekta Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap, Pahlaj Nihalani now pulled up Kabir Khan in a recent interview to Lehren TV channel on Youtube.
As quoted by Scroll.in, Pahlaj Nihalani said, “Kabir Khan is a useless fellow, unprofessional. Without any reason and despite not facing problems, he has spoken against me.” He said this while explaining about how he had gone out of his way for the smooth release of Kabir Khan helmed Salman Khan- Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan.’ He also added that he had a pressure from the centre to not release the film on Eid. He also added that the centre thought that it was a story revolving around a relationship between a Hindu man and Muslim woman. He adds, “I wrote three letters to the ministry asking them to see the picture according to the guidelines.” He revealed that he was still termed as villain despite this.
Earlier, Nihalani accused Ekta Kapoor as the reason for his ouster from CBFC. When Ekta was asked about this, she said that she was not responsible for his ouster although she would love being one! Well, after Ekta Kapoor’s hard hitting comment, we wonder how Kabir Khan will respond!
written by Prachi Kulkarni