The censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani is famous for coming up with bizarre problems when it comes to clearing a film. Nihalani who himself has made some good numbers of raunchy films recently objected to the usage of word ‘intercourse’ in the mini trailers of Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’.
In the Trailer Sejal (Anushka) clearly tells Harry (SRK) that he is absolved of all legal charges in the case of sexual intercourse between them. And the CBFC being its extreme sanskari self is bound to have a problem with this word. As per Nihalani’s standards, man you can do it but dare not say it!
Importantly, he is ready to clear it if he gets 1 lakh people voting in favour of the usage of the word. But conditions apply: Millennials can’t really vote. The minimum age to vote is 36-year-old and you should be married, as the boss man won’t settle for votes from unmarried people.
FYI: Mr. Nihalani we are the land of Kamasutra, how about just broadening your horizons a little bit…just a bit?
With this controversy going around finally, Shah Rukh Khan finally shared his views. During a media interaction he gave an epic reply being his witty self and said, “I think I am below 18, so I cannot vote.”
He also added that the film has nothing derogatory in it and will be a fun to watch.
“On a serious note, neither I nor anyone in the film – Imtiaz, Irshad sahab, Pritam or anyone would use any disrespectful word, that hurts a family or anyone’s sentiment. We are yet to send the film to the censors and they should watch the whole film to decide,” King Khan said.
“The film has still not gone to the censors. Maybe out of context things they didn’t like. But when they see the whole film, they will understand the context and hopefully everything will be okay,” added SRK and said if still, censor has issues they are open to changing it.
Other than this, SRK and Anushka are also working together for Aanand L Rai’s film. Well, it’s no doubt that this Jodi does wonders on box office and we can’t wait to watch them again. ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 4.