The chairperson of the Censor Board Of Film Certification(CBFC)is baffled and incensed by the MNS’s selective surgical segregation of Pakistani artistes from Bollywood .
“They have raised strong objections to Fawad Khan’s presence in Ae Dil HaiMushkil.What about the two songs that Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has sung in the film EkTera Saath which releases this week? Why isn’t there even a murmur of protest against these songs? Only because it is a small film ? Is Ae Dil Hai Mushkil a soft target because it is made by Karan Johar? Why are only high profile films being made soft targets?”
Nihalani feels it is wrong to target any kind of cinema for its Pakistani presence. “We’ve given censor certificates to both Ek Tera Saath and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Both are equally eligible for release. No faction , political or otherwise, has any right to stop their release.”
Nihalani also advises Anurag Kashyap to not intervene in governmental policies. “Kashyap wants the Prime Minister to apologize for his visit to Pakistan. I suggest MrKashyap concentrate on making films instead of commenting on the Prime Minister’s policies.Modiji knows what he is doing. But after seeing Bombay Velvet India wants to know if Mr Kashyap knows what he is doing.”