Is Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal in trouble? This is what CBFC chief Pahalaj Nihalani has to say

CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani says that the promos which have been released on television of Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma's upcoming film, Jab Harry Met Sejal, are not certified. The one which have been certified are meant only for digital and not for TV.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 22, 2017 6:18 pm
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Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming film Jab Harry Met Sejal has received a lot of love from the audiences. However, with love and excitment, the film has also attracted trouble. According to Censor Board of Film Certification chief Pahalaj Nihalani, the filmmakers of Jab Harry Met Sejal were suppose to come back to them with a corrected version of promo. However, the team has released promos which are meant for digital platform. Pahlaj told ANI, “Film clippings being run on TV need certification, it is a rule. Content meant for digital is being run on TV. If there is a word/visual that doesn’t fit rating desired by the Producer, we ask them to make a correction. The film being talked about, we haven’t given certificate to that particular promo. They are yet to get back to us with correction.”

So does that mean the promos would not continue to appear on television? Well, nothing has been confirmed about it as of yet. Jab Harry Met Sejal stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead role. 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.

News18 reports that Ashok Pandit – who is also part of the CBFC – not only confirmed Nihalani’s objection to word intercourse in the trailer, but also mentioned that he does not have the authority to decide what goes on channels.

Recently, Shah Rukh promoted the film in Ahmedabad amid the crowd of girls and released a song, Radha, from the film. He also met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. SRK later tweeted about his meeting with the Gujarat CM, thanking him for the meeting. In his tweet, the star stated, “Thk u hon’ble CM @vijayrupanibjp for regaling us with ur stories of the past struggles & vision of ur future dreams.” The film, which has been directed by Imtiaz Ali and produced by Gauri Khan, will release on August 4.

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    Ravindra Joshi
    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:49 am
    Though 'Intercourse' means communication between individuals or groups, we mistakenly take it it as meaning ' ual Intercourse'. This word has to be qualified by ' ual' to mean what the censor board thinks it means. Anyway, the movie has used this word to shock the people in order to create extra publicity for the movie since SRK certainly knows what this word erringly means to most of the people.
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