Voila! Pahlaj Nihalani’s ‘Julie 2’ Passed by the CBFC With No Cuts

Pahlaj Nihalani gives the CBFC a certificate for doing the right thing.

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Voila! Pahlaj Nihalani’s ‘Julie 2’ Passed by the CBFC With No Cuts

The  anticipated face-off between the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) and its former chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani has been diffused.

When Nihalani, as Julie 2’s presenter and  distributor, decided to approach the CBFC to certify his film, the irony was obvious. The trailer of his film showed that Julie 2 had titbits of everything that the former self-styled sanskaari CBFC chief was censoring while he was on the hot seat.

However, news is in that Julie 2 has been cleared by the CBFC with an ‘Adults’ certificate with absolutely no cuts, making Nihalani a very happy man.

This is  just what I  had hoped for. If I was still the CBFC chairperson, I’d have  given  Julie 2 an ‘Adults’ certificate with no cuts. It is a clean Adults film for adult members of a family. Though it’s a film on an adult subject - the exploitation of  strugglers  and newcomers in Bollywood - the film has no nudity , no skin show , no double-meaning dialogues. Like I said it is a family film for adults and  the CBFC has done the right thing.
Pahlaj Nihalani

About charges of hypocrisy being  levelled at him for peddling soft porn after espousing puritanism as  the CBFC chairperson, Nihalani  protests, “Soft porn or soft  corn, or harsh reality.  Let the  film release. The world will know.”

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Topics:  Pahlaj Nihalani   CBFC   censor 

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