When we mention Pahlaj Nihalani, it is mostly to tell you that he has gone snipetty snip on yet another film. The man likes his scissors, even James Bond knows that. Udta Punjab almost had its wings clipped thanks to the censor board chief. Only this time, Pahlaj is putting his weight behind a film, Tiger Shroff-starrer A Flying Jatt.
We had no idea that of all the films this ‘Producer Director A True Indian’ must have seen during his time at the Central Board of Film Certification, he would find a superhero film “believable”. But Nihalani is just that kind of a guy. He took to Twitter to talk about A Flying Jatt that stars Tiger and Jacqueline Fernandez, “#FlyingJatt is an Indian Superhero graced by Wahe Guru ji. Will create a History at BO; may remind us of film JaiSantoshiMaa. @iTIGERSHROFF.”
We are happy that A Flying Jatt has got Nihalani’s vote of confidence. We are all film buffs here and a good Indian superhero is great news and Nihalani sure loved this one. “There were many places when I felt like clapping, I think children will clap too,” he told Times of India in an interview.
Now this is the same man who was scared when he watched Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. In fact, he was so worried about what Messrs Bagheera, Baloo and Kaa were up to that he gave the film a U/A rating. “Please don’t go by the reputation of the book. See the film and then decide on the suitability of the content for kids. The 3D effects are so scary that the animals seem to jump right at the audience,” he had said then. Poor Favreau, felled by superior technology!
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— Pahlaj Nihalani (@NihalaniPahlaj) August 22, 2016
A Flying Jatt will face no such problem. For however hard we try, our special effects make bad guys look more funny than scary. And then, there is always God looking out for the young children in A Flying Jatt. All Mowgli had was Baloo and Bagheera.
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And for all those producers and filmmakers wondering about how to save their films from the ruthless scissors, here is how to do it — absolutely no sex of any kind, kisses if you are pushing it but keep it to a sanskaari length, no 3D animals that seem to jump right at you, no mention of Punjab (Jatt is fine though) and try to get God in the mix. If your film still gets cut, take heart from the fact that even Jon Favreau and Sam Mendes have been here before.