Jab Harry Met Sejal: Will clear word ‘intercourse’ if get 1 lakh votes in favour, says CBFC chief
CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani has said he wants to see that Indian families want their 12-year-olds to know and understand the word “intercourse”. If he gets a lakh votes in favour, he is ready to clear the word in the Imtiaz Ali film.bollywood Updated: Jun 24, 2017 08:15 IST
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani has said he would clear the use of the word “intercourse” in the promo and film 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, Pahlaj said on Friday, “You take voting from the public and I will clear the word (intercourse) on the promo and the film also. I want one 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.
“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” will release on August 4.
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First Published: Jun 24, 2017 08:07 IST