‘Julie 2’ is a clean adult, family movie: Pahlaj Nihalani
Mumbai, Sep 4 PTI : Pahlaj Nihalani, who seized a lot of title to cut films during his tenure as CBFC chief, turned a distributor for a forthcoming erotic thriller, “Julie 2”, which he called “very clean and adult film “.
The film’s full-page posters, which show a woman on a sandy beach with a hat covering her face and an open magazine strategically placed on her body, have been placed in major newspapers today.
Nihalani attended the launching of the film – his first public event after being replaced by Prasoon Joshi – and was bombarded with questions about his decision to support a film like “Julie 2”, a genre he vehemently opposed in the past.
Asked how many cuts he would have given the film if he had been in his old job, Nihalani told reporters: “This is no longer my job. Let the designated person decide how many cuts he should or should not have. It is a very clean, adult movie.
“If I were there, I would not have given a blow and I received an” A “certificate, and it has no obscenity or word, it is a complete film, adult and family.
He was asked if he was no longer “sanskaari” to distribute a film like “Julie 2”, he said: “This is my business. It is an adult film and I ask for an ‘A’ certificate only, not for ‘U’ or ‘U / A’.
“I am” sanskaari “, it is in our mitti, India is a place where nothing is bigger than ‘Sanskaar’ I was, I am and it will be (sanskaari).
The erotic thriller, directed by Deepak Shivdasani, marks the beginnings of the Hindi film of the South actor Raai Laxmi. This is the continuation of the previous film “Julie” of Shivdasani, who presented Neha Dhupia.
The criticism of the film at the launch event did not evolve well with Shivdasani, who intervened and slammed the media judging it before its release.
When a reporter asked Nihalani how he could support such a film, the director shouted, “Excuse me, I want to say something before asking your questions.”
Shivdasani became visibly aggressive and said: “Do not judge a book by its cover.”
It was only after the media asked him to lower his voice that the director calmed down.
Nihalani said he did not have the right to comment on the film by the CBFC but insisted that it would not target the board to get publicity.
“CBFC will decide what they want to do, but we will not use board as a platform to get publicity for our film.”
By calling himself a “soldier”, Nihalani said he had never made or supported films that had problems with the CBFC.
“This is my journey, I am a soldier, and I will fight it until the end despite being hurt,” he said.
He said that he worked until the last day at the position of chief of CBFC and spent all the films. No film remains stuck with the painting, he said.
During his period with CBFC, Nihalani has wooed controversies frequently. After his appointment, a list of forbidden words began to run on the Internet.
He faced the ire of fans of James Bond and other people when he cut a scene of bevels in “Specter”. “Udta Punjab” had problems with Nihalani, who had asked to remove Punjab from the title of the film and demanded as many as 89 cuts in the film.
Nihalani also refused the certification of “Lipstick Under My Burkha” to be too “lady-oriented”.
He had recently asked manufacturers of “Jab Harry Met Sejal” to remove the word “sexual intercourse” from the trailer.