After making James Bond ‘Sanskari’ and clipping the wings of ‘Udta Punjab’, Pahlaj Nihalani displayed rare affection towards Remo D’Souza’s film ‘A Flying Jatt.’ Praising the film Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief tweeted, “#Flying Jatt is an Indian Superhero graced by Wahe Guru ji. Will create History at BO, may remind us of film Jai Santoshi Maa.”
— Pahlaj Nihalani (@NihalaniPahlaj) August 22, 2016
Comparing Flying Jatt to 1975 film Jai Santoshi Maa that became one of the highest grossers at the box office, Niahalani said, “Jai Santoshi Maa was liked by the masses. This film too, set against the backdrop of religion, will touch the hearts of the common man. It’s a masala movie with a message.”
Nihalani, who is more popularly known for butchering scenes from films, believes that there are “many positives” in the Flying Jatt which will “appeal to the entire family.” In an interview with Times Of India, the veteran producer said that the Flying Jatt is “a superhero in the Indian style.”
CBFC chairman who passed Jon Favreau’s film ‘The Jungle Book’ with a U/A certificate said that while watching ‘A Flying Jatt’ he felt like clapping and added “I think children will clap too.”
Nihalani whose Twitter handle reads “Producer, Director, A True Indian” asked people not to draw comparisons between Tiger Shroff andJacqueline Fernandez-starrer ‘A Flying Jatt’ and Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Udta Punjab.’
He said, “Don’t compare this movie to ‘Udta Punjab’. This is my personal opinion as Pahlaj Nihalani, the producer. I’m not talking as the CBFC chairperson here but as an individual filmmaker. I tweeted what I felt as a viewer. Period!”
The filmmakers of Flying Jatt maybe be flying high after Censor boards green signal but Nihalani’s ‘vague’ comparison has definitely given a reason for Twitterati to laugh.