CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani has always been in controversies due his hypocrite attitude towards certifying films! He has been alleged to maintain double standards in his behaviour and statements.
On one hand, he objected Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma kissing in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The other way he passed the kissing scenes in Ranveer Singh’s Befikre and vulgar butt flash as well that too with a U/A certificate.
Asked about Karan Johar’s upcoming OK Jaanu, he said,
Firstly, let me make it very clear that there was no kiss between Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to cut in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Yes, we did cut the kiss between Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma because we felt that the kiss was unduly prolonged.
He further continued,
Secondly, when his film was in trouble over the presence of a Pakistani artiste, I was one of Karan’s most vocal supporters. Karan is the son of my old friend, the wonderful Yash Johar who was one of the most upright and kind souls in this film industry. Karan is like my own son.
He was further asked what made him pass Befikre with a U/A certificate. And his reply was very vague. He said,
Let him come to CBFC with Ok Jaanu, ekdum befikre. We’ll do whatever is the right thing to do.