Another film is in trouble with the Central Board of Film Certification.
The mini trailers of Jab Harry Met Sejal have taken the internet by storm. The movie is a romantic comedy directed by Imtiaz Ali and it stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. The makers and the cast have landed into trouble even before they can take in the appreciation showered on them from everywhere for the film’s trailers. Though the mini trailers are winning hearts everywhere, it seems the CBFC has extracted one problem in this rom-com movie too.
In one of the trailers, Anushka Sharma’s character is seen handing over something called as an indemnity bond to Shah Rukh Khan’s character, cheekily saying there won’t be any legal ramifications if the couple ends up having ‘intercourse’. According to a report on Deccan Chronicle, the CBFC has ordered out the dialogue about sex in the trailer. CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani said that though the board had asked for the dialogue to be removed from the trailer, the filmmaker has not done any changes.
”We have granted a U/A to the trailer on the condition of deletion of the dialogue about the intercourse,” Nihalani told The Quint. ”But they have not come back to us with the deletion. So in principle, the trailer has not been passed yet.” Although the trailer with the word ‘intercourse’ is not supposed to be aired anywhere, various channels on TV have downloaded it and running on their channels, including news channels. To this, Nihalani says,”They [the news channels] have downloaded the uncut trailer on YouTube. We cannot stop content on the internet. We plan to take the strictest action against the channels, which have aired the censored content from Imtiaz Ali’s film.”
‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is not the first movie to be censored by the CBFC this year. Back in February, Prakash Jha’s film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ faced severe criticism for being ‘lady-oriented’ and depicting women’s ‘fantasy about life’. The film is slated to release on July 21.
On the other hand, Jab Harry Met Sejal is slated to release on August 4.
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