“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
New Delhi: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani is upset by the word ‘intercourse’ in the upcoming Imtiaz Ali movie starring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan, Jab Harry Met Sejal, The Quint reported.
“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.”
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.’
The film is set to release on August 4.
The censor board has denied certifications to many films recently. Nihalani had refused to certify the film Lipstick Under My Burkha on account of “sexual content, abusive words and audio pornography.” Earlier this week, the makers of the film released a new poster.