The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced the appointment of Prasoon Joshi as Chairperson of Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
He adds, "To take on responsibility and do my best has been my endeavour. I have believed that right to have an opinion is better served contributing constructively. Over the years one has been on various Boards, Bodies and I have always extended my talent and experience to societal causes."
His appointment as the Chairperson of CBFC is effective from August 11, 2017. "The Central Government is pleased to appoint Shri. Prasoon Joshi as Chairperson of the CBFC for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier," the government informed through a media statement. He will replace Pahlaj Nihalani, who was appointed in January 2015.