Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma recently released the first look and teasers of their upcoming flick, Jab Harry Met Sejal.
However, much to their disappointment, the Censor Board led by Pahlaj Nihalani has raised serious objections to the use of a word in the promo materials and not obtaining the CBFC certificate.
The CBFC, according to media reports, is also not happy that the makers of the movie have decided to release the promo materials without obtaining any certificate from the Censor Board.
The promos, meant for the digital world, are being aired on TV channels without any certificates from the CBFC, alleged Nihalani.
He told NewsX, “Don’t interfere with our work asking why we did this or that. We are doing our work and you do your own work. We have not given a certificate to them, we have only given them certificate for digital, but then they don’t require certification for digital platform.”
He blamed the TV channels for having broadcast the content, only meant for digital platforms.
In the promotional clip, Anushka is seen discussing the potential legal ramifications of sexual intercourse with Shah Rukh.
Nihalani, who has been condemned for his ‘sanskari’ views on film-making in the past, is not in favour of actors using the word ‘intercourse.’
A known supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CBFC chief, was in news last year when he ordered innumerable cuts in Shahid Kapoor-starrer Udta Punjab. The makers of the film had then moved the Bombay High Court to have Nihalani’s orders revoked.