The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) wanted to give the film an 'A' certificate due to a few violent and abusive scenes, but director Prakash Jha did not agree and wanted a 'UA' certificate.
Jha, in a recent interview, said he was offered a 'U/A' certificate with 11 cuts.
Pandit, himself a filmmaker, took to Twitter to criticise Nihalani.
"Sad that a filmmaker like @prakashjha27 has to face problems at #CBFC. What was #PahalajNihalani doing at the #RevisingCommitee? #JaiGangaajal," he wrote.
Pandit added that the new committee formed by the government to revamp the censor board should begin its working as soon as possible. It is headed by eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal.
The panel would submit its report in two months. It also includes filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, adman Piyush Pandey and film critic Bhawana Somaaya.
This is not the first time that Pandit has raised his voice against the censor board making cuts. He had objected to the cuts in films like 'NH10', 'Spectre', 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Dum Laga Ke Haisa'.


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