Did Ekta Kapoor Get CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani Sacked?
The telly queen strikes again!
Just a few days back, social media and other folk in Bollywood were rejoicing about Censor Board Chief, Pahlaj Nihalani being sacked from his position. Having interfered with one too many, Nihalani had safely secured himself a position in the bad books of many filmmakers.
While the film fraternity was celebrating his exit, the real reason for the board’s decision was still unclear. Putting an end to speculation, a recent report on Deccan Chronicle, states that telly queen Ekta Kapoor might have been behind Nihalani’s big exit.
Considering her last film, Lipstick Under My Burkha was heavily scrutinized under the watch of Pahlaj, it comes as no surprise that she would play an active role in bringing him down. The soap queen is said to have complained to the newly appointed Information & Broadcasting Minister, Smriti Irani, about his high-headedness, after which immediate action was taken.
Keeping in mind that Ekta and Smriti share a strong, long bond, ever since the iconic Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi days, something like that was bound to happen, the moment Smiti was appointed I&B Minster, don't you think?