Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as Censor Board chief, lyricist Prasoon Joshi to replace him

NEW DELHI: Pahlaj Nihalani was on Friday sacked as chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification in India (CBFC).

According a news channel, noted adman, song-writer and poet Prasoon Joshi is expected to take charge.

Prasoon Joshi, (born 1971) is an Indian advertising professional, Bollywood film lyricist and a dialogue and screenwriter who won Filmfare Best Lyricist Award, consecutively in 2007 and 2008.

In 2006, he was chosen a ‘Young Global Leader 2006’ by the Forum of Young Global Leaders, an affiliate of the World Economic Forum, and in 2007, he appeared as judge of reality singing competition Dhoom Macha De on NDTV Imagine. In 2009, he was named amongst the 10-member Cannes Titanium & Integrated Jury 2009 at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2009.