Pahlaj Nihalani’s ‘unsanskari’ Julie 2 film print creates a charge on Twitter
Days after his dismissal from CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani becomes presenter of amorous film Julie 2
If irony, pomposity and shamelessness could ever die a bad death, it would be during a hands of Pahlaj Nihalani and a remarks done by him currently during a trailer launch of “bold, pleasing and blessed” Julie 2 (that is, by a way, a tagline of a erotic-thriller).
After some-more than dual years of being a guardian of Indian enlightenment (literally tagging himself as “sanskari”) by banning films after films as he didn’t hold them ‘suitable’ for observation by a Indian audience, Nihalani was sacked final month from his position as a chairperson of Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
During his tenure, a conservative, approved male had problems with a word ‘intercourse’, kissing scenes, damn words, applicable problems of a state (case in point, Udta Punjab) and all that even hinted during being too “bold” for his comfort.
Even as filmmakers argued all this while that their cinema be given an adult certificate if not suitable for observation by family audience, Nihalani put a condition that a films still need to have cuts for them to be authorised for an A-certificate too.
And if a makers stood their ground, Nihalani would take a easy approach out and repudiate certificate to a cinema all together, interlude their recover (examples being Lipstick Under My Burkha and Haraamkhor).
But today, going behind to his roots, Nihalani has turn a Bollywood distributor, on a film, that is “bold” though maybe within his comfort zone. He is presenting Julie 2, a supplement to Neha Dhupia-starrer Julie (2004). The trailer of a film that was launched today, shows that it is a story is about a girl, who faces casting cot in a film industry. The trailer has a impression observant “Yahan pe bas physique chalti hai, garam garam body.” But Nihalani, who wanted a makers of Jab Harry Met Sejal to mislay a word ‘intercourse’ from a trailer, seems to be ideally excellent with Julie 2 trailer.
“It is a unequivocally clean, adult movie. If we were there (as a chairperson) we would’ve given it no cuts during all. It doesn’t have trash or any damn words. It’s a finish adult, family film,” Nihalani proudly claimed about Julie 2 as a mediapersons common a laugh.
Conveniently, Nihalani said, now that he is no some-more a CBFC chairperson, he will give behind to “his industry” with honesty.
“This is my business. This is an adult film and we am seeking for an ‘A’ certificate only, not for ‘U’ or ‘U/A’… we am sanskari, it’s in a mitti, India is a place where zero is bigger than sanskar. we was, am and will be this (sanskari),” a writer done another weird remark, totally forgetful how many times he deserted a filmmakers’ evidence to give their product a U/A and A-certificate.
“The purpose that supervision gave me, we did it with full honesty. Now we am behind to my attention and I’ll see to it that we give it behind to a attention with comprehensive honesty,” he serve said.
Nihalani also asked a media to not decider a film by a trailer, and see a film to pass a visualisation on a quality. That’s another thing that there were umpteen examples to uncover that Nihalani lifted issues with teasers and trailers of a lot of films, job them “unsuitable for viewing.”
When a publisher asked Nihalani what unequivocally captivated him to a film’s book when a trailer looks “lady oriented” (in an apparent puncture during Nihalani’s logic behind banning Lipstick Under My Burkha), a former bury house arch said, “If we tell we all here, what will we see in a film? we know because we asked me this. But let me tell we there is no burkha here. The story of Julie 2 is unequivocally relatable. You will realize this once we watch it.”
In support for his film, a writer pronounced that it is a story that needs to be seen so that there is a change in a society, again forgetful many filmmakers’ used to disagree with him that they indispensable to uncover some stories even if they make a assembly worried so that a genuine issues get a platform.
Towards a finish of a press conference, Nihalani challenged a media to watch Julie 2 and afterwards confirm if he, indeed, has incited into an “a-sanskari”.