New Delhi, June 22: Imtiaz Ali’s Jab Harry Met Sejal, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, is getting a whole lot of love. But it appears that the Censor Board isn’t quite delighted with its dialogues – Chief Pahlaj Nihalani has not passed the trailer since it objects to the word ‘intercourse’ used in the second clip of the film titled Indemnity Bond, reports The Quint.
“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse. But they’ve not come back to us with the deletion. So in principle, the trailer has not been passed yet,” Nihalani told the website, adding that the uncensored trailer with the ‘intercourse’ interaction was not permissible on any medium in India.
Talking about the trailer being relayed on news channels, Nihalani said,they’ve downloaded the uncut trailer on YouTube. “We [CBFC] cannot stop content on the internet. But we can and will stop the broadcast of the uncensored footage on television. The trailer has been picked up from the internet and is being aired on various news channels. This is completely against the law and we plan to take the strictest action against the channels which have aired the censored content from Imtiaz Ali’s film.”
Pahlaj Nihalani’s censor diktats (which the Internet finds most absurd) often make headlines and Jab Harry Met Sejal should brace itself. Here are a few reactions from Twitter:
Censor Board now wants the word 'intercourse' removed from the promos of #HarrySeekingSejal. This is sanskaari maxed out.
— Sangita (@Sanginamby) June 21, 2017
— Sreeparna Chaudhury (@blowfish_07) June 21, 2017
In the movie’s promo, Anushka Sharma is seen handing over something called an ‘indemnity bond’ to Shah Rukh Khan, saying there won’t be any legal ramifications if the couple ends up having ‘intercourse.’
Meanwhile, this is the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal, which the Censor Board has objected to:
The trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal will release with Salman Khan’s Tubelight on Friday while the film will hit screens on August 4.