Days before the SRK-Anushka Sharma starrer Jab Harry met Sejal hits the theatres, CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, had asked channel, Mirror Now, for 1 lakh votes to clear the release.
‘#SanskariNihalani’ is trending on Twitter, and generating some funny responses. Responding to Nihalani’s request, Mirror Now tweeted that it needs another 30% votes to reach the goal.
Recently, Nihalani had objected to the word “intercourse” in the second trailer of the upcoming film. He is ready for the release but has certain conditions.
“Fine, let the makers of Jab Harry Met Sejal get me one lakh endorsements of the word ‘intercourse’ on a news channel. I will personally ask the I&B ministry permission to restore the edited word. Let me hear one lakh people say that a star like Shah Rukh Khan, with a family viewership and a huge fan following of kids, talking about casual sex with his heroine, is now part of Modern India’s progressive culture. We’ll not only restore the word ‘intercourse’, but we’ll also allow lead actors to have full-fledged sex on screen if they want,” he said.
However, King Khan clarified that there is nothing ‘disrespectful’ in the film.
The CBFC chief also objected to the uncensored trailer being broadcast on television channels. He told Mirror Now that he would pass the trailer without cuts only if he gets one lakh votes from the general public in support.
Here is how the Twitterati responded to Nihalani’s appeal.
Over 30k people have to vote Yes to get this cleared in just 1 https://t.co/JRKqLS8HGP that’s never gonna happen #SanskariNihalani https://t.co/IxN4YpTC2k
— Parshva (@Parshva7939) June 29, 2017
"Sanskari Nihalani" When a film is given A certification why should even a single scene be deleted?Gory Violence and explicit sex- Problem?
— Kuldeep Sharma (@Kuldeep9Sharma) June 29, 2017
Sanskari Nihalani" guys do you want dat children must see all nonsense what adults can see only??if Nihalani wants some cut I think all okk?
— Karuna tyagi (@i_am_karuna) June 29, 2017
Sanskari Nihalani has problem with intercourse…I wish his parents had same problem when they planned him.
Wait…was he planned??
— VIKRANT (@MuhfatVikrant) June 29, 2017