Mumbai: Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani is apparently miffed with the use of the word ‘intercourse’ by Anushka Sharma in the second ‘mini trail’ of the upcoming Imitiaz Ali film titled Jab Harry Met Sejal. Anushka can be seen uttering the word in one of the scenes, which Nihalani didn’t deem fit to be aired on television screens.
Now, the CBFC chief has said that he would allow the usage of the word “intercourse” on a condition. The condition is, if he gets one lakh votes from the common masses in support of the dialogue promo. On Friday, in an interview given 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).”
Earlier, Nihalani had told a daily that the Censor Board has given a U/A certification to the mini trail of JHMS, on the condition that the ‘intercourse’ dialogue sequence be deleted. “They’re yet to come back to us on that. So in principle, the trailer has not been passed yet,” he was quoted as saying.
Film hasn’t gone for censor. When they (CBFC) will watch the film,they’ll understand context& everything will be good, said Shah Rukh Khan on Monday.
Three mini trails from the Imtiaz Ali film and a song titled Radha have already been released. Nihalani was further quoted as saying “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.”