‘I am proud to be a Modi chamcha’: CBFC Chief over ‘Udta Punjab’ row

Mumbai: Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani openly admitted that he admired PM Modi.

“I am a follower of my PM as I am an Indian citizen, Nihalani as per India Today.

“I admire him, his vision and what he is doing for the country. I had made the video on his achievements before he was the PM and I am proud of it,” he further said.

Nihalani went on to say, “I am proud to be a Modi chamcha (acolyte). Should I be a chamcha of the Italian Prime Minister instead?”

The raging row over “Udta Punjab” took a dramatic turn on Wednesday when CBFC Chief suggested that Anurag Kashyap may have made the movie after taking money from the AAP sparking a stinging reaction from Bollywood and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

Kejriwal said Nihalani’s allegation against Kashyap proved he had acted against “Udta Punjab” — which deals with the drug menace in the state — at the behest of the BJP.

“Pahlaj Nihalani’s statement makes it amply clear that he has stopped the film on BJP’s instructions,” Kejriwal tweeted.

“Udta Punjab Censored. What else could one expect in Modi regime? What will you eat, say, read, see or say, will be decided by RSS and Modi ji. Very scary. Punjab’s youth has been ruined due to drugs. Punjab’s truth should come in front of everyone,” he said.