Less than a month since his removal as the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification, Pahlaj Nihalani has returned to the film industry. He will be ‘presenting’ the upcoming ‘bold, beautiful and blessed’ sequel to the 2004 Neha Dhupia erotic film, Julie.
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, director Deepak Shivdasani said, “I started writing the script in 2012 and had discussed the idea with Pahlajji then. He loved it. He is family and after seeing it with his wife recently, he told me ‘Yeh film ab meri hai,’ and will be presenting it.”
Asked about the racy material, especially with regard to Nihalani’s controversial stance on similar films (he refused to allow the word ‘intercourse’ in Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal, among other things), Deepak said: “It’s a content-driven film and Pahlajji had no objections to any of the scenes.”
It certainly hasn’t gone down well with Twitterati who have trolled the most controversial Censor Board Film Certification Chief of India once again.Talk about double standards and Pahlaj Nihalani never fails to amuse cinegoers.