The outspoken BJP rebel Shatrughan Sinha , a close friend of Pahlaj Nihalani, on Monday, raised his voice in support of CBFC chief and described him as the ‘best CBFC chairperson’ ever.

Sinha said “Firstly, I haven’t seen Udta Punjab, I will soon. Speaking purely from an objective point of view, Pahlaj is doing a thankless job, and doing it most efficiently. Filmmakers who attack him forget that he has not made the rules. He is only following the guidelines laid down by the government. Don’t shoot the messenger if you don’t like the message.”

On Anurag Kashyap, Sinha said ” I consider Anurag Kashyap as sensitive film maker.If Udta Punjab is focusing on drug problem,I believe its sincere attempt.”

Sinha’s support to Pahlaj comes at time when the film fraternity at large are up in arms against the CBFC chief.