CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani wants ‘intercourse’ word removed from Jab Harry Met Sejal trailer
Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani has pulled out his scissors yet again, with Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming comedy, Jab Harry Met Sejal becoming his latest muse.
Nihalani has objected to the use of the word ‘intercourse’ in the film, which features in the second trailer released on the internet on Monday. While airing the trailer online wasn’t a concern, that the uncensored version has been screening on television has upset Nihalani.
Talking to mid-day, he reasoned, “The trailer has to be played on television. Many children follow Shah Rukh Khan. They will watch the trailer and want to know the meaning of the word. The word intercourse has to go if the makers of the film want a UA certificate, which allows them to play the trailer on television.”
Should director Imtiaz Ali choose to retain the word, he will have to accept an A certification, Nihalani said. “Then, it cannot be played on television. They (the makers) will have to make the choice.”