Prasoon Joshi, who is best known for his significant contribution in the arena of lyricism, screen writing, poem, and marketing, is likely to take charge as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification in India (CBFC).
The famous lyricist who is also the CEO of McCann World group India and Chairman (Asia Pacific), has reportedly been appointed for the CBFC post after Pahlaj Nihalani has been sacked on Friday.
The star who has started his career with Ogilvy & Mather in Delhi, stepped into his Bollywood career as film lyricist with Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Lajja'. The huge commercial success of the film soon led him to a string of highly successful flicks like 'Hum Tum', 'Fanaa', 'Taare Zameen Par', 'Black', 'Delhi 6' and others. With 'Rang De Basanti' he also became a dialogue writer long back in the year 2006.
Prasoon has received a bunch of Filmfare awards as Best Lyricist in 2007 and 2008 and again in 2014 for the Hindi movie 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. He has also received the National Film Award for Best Lyrics twice, for his work in 'Taare Zameen Par' (2007), and 'Chittagong' (2013). He was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2015, for his contributions towards the field of Arts, Literature, and Advertising.
He started writing early in life and published his first book at age 17, 'Main Aur Woh', a 'conversation with himself', inspired by Frederich Nietzsche's 'Thus Spake Zarathustra'. Two more books followed, establishing him as an author.
His latest book, Sunshine Lanes, a collection of his songs, was launched at the Jaipur Literature Festival back in January 2013.