Pahlaj Nihalani is a famous Bollywood movie producer as well as director, who has also been the most fortunate to take upon himself the title as the head of the Central Board of Film Certification of India, as well as the former President of the Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers for 29 years until 2009. Nihalani can be described as a conservative person who believes that cussing in the big screen, as well as the A, rated films, must be banned. He was largely discussed and criticized upon the controversy of “lip-lock” scenes being censored in the film “Specter”. Although he affirms that it was necessary and was done completely according to the rules. This much-respected figure in the film industry basically started out as a producer. He has successfully produced seventeen films, which were all big hits. The first film that he produced was “Haathkadi” in the year 1982. He took box office hit after hit from here on.
Most of the famous film stars such as Govinda, Chandey Pandey, etc. all came into the industry through Nihalani’s films. His films such as “Shola Aur Shabnam”, which was released in the year 1992 and “
Aankhen”, were all huge box office hits. He is mainly recognized by these films. Nihalani was seen to make a cameo appearance in 2008, in the film “
Halla Bol”, which was highly noted. His debut film as a director was “
Avatar”, which was released in the year 2012. The film is starred by Govinda and
Shatrughan Sinha along with
Yashpal Sharma. The movie was released after three years of production, in the year 2015. Apart from the film industry, Nihalani has also been seen to take an interest in politics, keeping
Narendra Modi as his idol. Prior to the 2014 elections, he had produced a YouTube video “Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi”. The works done by him have an exceptional quality to him, and with his morals, one can expect the best of films from him.