As CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani was infamous for trimming all sorts of content from the films that his “sanskari” soul would find unsuitable and termed those cuts as being in accordance with the regulations. His two-year term in CBFC was a painful time for filmmakers and movie lovers because of his severe allergy to all sorts of bold content. But the day he was sacked was celebrated like a festival in the entertainment world and on social media.
Within a few weeks of his sacking, Nihalani makes a comeback into the limelight but, this time, perhaps with his real side. The man is now back in the news for coming on board as a distributor of erotic thriller ‘Julie 2’. Directed by Deepak Shivdasani, the film will introduce a new face into the industry – Raai Laxmi. The poster of the film is revealing enough about the kind of content it is going to have.
Have a look at the poster of ‘Julie 2’:
While talking to media, the ex-sanskari says that he is a businessman since 1964 and is doing what he has always been doing. He has fulfilled his responsibility as CBFC head with complete honesty and finds ‘Julie 2’ to be a clean adult film that should be given ‘A’ certification by CBFC without any cuts. And for those who could not digest his involvement with an adult film, he has digestion tablets to offer.
Have a look at the video below to know what he said to media:
Make way for India’s first “Adult Family film”
— Naveen (@NaveenSurendar) September 4, 2017
Pahlaj Nihalani, former CBFC Chief known for his ‘sanskaari’ cuts, will be presenting an erotic film titled Julie 2 pic.twitter.com/tnNwXhtoPj
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 4, 2017
When social media came to know about Nihalani’s association with a not-so-sanskari film, it made people wonder what made him shed his values, that he used to flaunt as CBFC chief, in such a short span of time. Or is is that he has shown his real face now?
Soon tweets started pouring in criticizing him for his hypocritical attitude. Here’s a look at some of the best ones:
Palhaj Nihalani’s new film is destroying our Culture and our Sanskaars so I’ve made some options for the poster. pic.twitter.com/nhON3anQcU
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) September 4, 2017
Udta Sanskaar. A Pahlaj Nihalani presentation. pic.twitter.com/pNTjSlXEJJ
— Naomi Datta (@nowme_datta) September 4, 2017
#PahlajNihalani be like
I won’t pass because it’s not good for kids
Now I can produce because kids have grown up
— 🇮🇳 (@appinem) September 4, 2017
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) September 3, 2017
— kasturi shankar (@KasthuriShankar) September 4, 2017
— Umesh (@umesh_narasimha) September 5, 2017
Am delighted that the Censor Board relieved Pahlaj Nihalani of the burdens of office so that he could give us Julie 2.😂😂😂
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) September 4, 2017
Pahlaj Nihalani, the man who vowed to ‘clean up’ Indian cinema, returns to movies as the producer of this family entertainer. pic.twitter.com/db2PkUQheg
— Suprateek Chatterjee (@SupraMario) September 4, 2017
Pic 1: When Pahlaj Nihalani turns distributer
Pic 2: If he was still the Censor Board Chief. pic.twitter.com/xKE5K99oaM
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) September 4, 2017
— Karthick Sridharan (@Karthick2668) September 4, 2017
When a naughty boy is made monitor, he acts very decent and reports every1.Once that is over he is back to old ways.
Pahlaj Nahlani #Julie2
— Cherry Dimple (@shailimore) September 4, 2017
— Madhurima Mishra (@madhavmishre) September 4, 2017
— Sandeep Rout (@SandeepRout2905) September 4, 2017