Jab Harry Met Sejal: Will clear word ‘intercourse’ if get 1 lakh votes in favour says, CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani

Jab Harry Met Sejal's second mini promo, released on Monday on the internet, where female lead Anushka Sharma uttered the word 'intercourse' in one of the scenes has been disapproved by the CBFC for airing on television.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Published:June 24, 2017 8:36 am
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Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Friday said he would clear the use of the word “intercourse” in the promo and body of Imtiaz Ali’s Shah Rukh starrer Jab Harry met Sejal if he gets one lakh votes from the common people in its support. In an interview to a TV channel, he said: “You take voting from the public and I will clear the word (intercourse) on the promo and the film also. I want 1 lakh votes and I want to see that India has changed and Indian families want their 12-year-old kids to understand the meaning of this word (intercourse).”

The film’s second mini promo, released on Monday on the internet, where female lead Anushka Sharma uttered the word “intercourse” in one of the scenes has been disapproved by the CBFC for airing on television. After watching the promo, Nihalani told an English daily that they have granted a U/A certification to the trailer on condition of deletion of the intercourse dialogue. “They’re yet to come back to us on that. So in principle, the trailer has not been passed yet,” he said. Till now, three teasers or mini trailers have been released by the team. While first two introduced Shah Rukh as Harry and Anushka as a Gujarati girl Sejal, the third teaser created curiosity and mystery. The third mini trailer revealed that Anushka is in search of a ring but kept the audience in suspense of rest of the story.

“They’ve uploaded the uncut trailer on YouTube. The CBFC cannot stop content on the internet. But we can and will stop the broadcast of the uncensored footage on television,” he added. Jab Harry Met Sejal starring  Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead role will release on August 4.

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    Al S
    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm
    What Pehlaj Nihlani stands for is the best of hindutva. This is the same st that Modi, BJP and RSS stand for. There were no movies, no internet when vedas were written. And staying pure to the tenets of hindutva, the likes of Pehlaj Nihlani should have abhorred these modern technologies. And yet, they use the modern technologies to propagate 2500 year old archaic religious thoughts.
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      deepak
      Jun 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm
      Ridiculous !!! All in the same line of the judge who had an benighted discovery made about how pea mate using their tear drops. Whatta time to be alive !
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        deepak
        Jun 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm
        a benighted
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          Sharma Sharma
          Jun 24, 2017 at 10:33 am
          ​The censor board in india is the funniest thing on planet . There are many other bollywood movies wherein explicit content is actually shown but the board has no issues with it . It is shown on cinemas , TV , online everywhere . But only because the trailer has a intercourse word used in a dialogue they want to remove it . I mean really . I am no fan of SRK but this is ridiculous .
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            Al S
            Jun 24, 2017 at 10:16 pm
            Pehlaj Nihlani has shown kissing scene on aag ka gola. And recorded the song 'lal dupette wali tera naam to batta', where two men are harassing a young lady and yet, these double standard hindutva types are preaching morality to all of us. So typical of BJP and RSS.
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