CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani will launch fresh faces in his next production, which comes nine years after his last movie – Khushboo – in 2008.
In an interview with DNA, the chairman said he believes in introducing fresh talent to the industry. “Govinda was introduced by me, and so many others like Neelam, Divya Bharti, Suniel Shetty, Samrat, Manik Bedi, Niki Aneja, Ritu Shivpuri, Rageshwari, and even veteran theatre actor Govind Namdeo was introduced to cinema by me. I was to introduce Kangana Ranaut in a film that never got made, and Madhuri Dixit with Govinda in Ilzaam. But then, Boney and Anil Kapoor stepped into the picture and whisked her away,” he said, adding: “The established actors are holding the film industry to ransom. Some of them don’t bring anything to the table.”
A nationwide talent hunt will reportedly be launched in May.