Sanskari, Ex CBFC Chairperson Phalaj Nihalani returns with ‘Julie 2’
Do you remember Neha Dhupia starrer, 2004’s ‘Julie’, now get ready for ‘Julie 2’ with more hotness and more boldness, after 13 years of ‘Julie’ this time only a few things has been changed from star cast to story line but not the director Deepak Shivdasani, who directed 2004’s ‘Julie’, also, what not changed is the garma garm recipe, the bollywood style.
‘Julie 2‘ is an erotic thriller which is directed by Deepak Shivdasani, but what is giving this film popularity since the launch of its trailer is a name which was so much in news, we tell you, Pahlaj Nihalani’s name is seeing prominently glittering on the screen of the poster of ‘Julie 2’ as distributor.
The poster and trailer of the film hit social media on Monday and obviously the trolls started lampooning the ex-CBFC chief and criticism with humour focused on Mr. Nihalani’s sudden change of role.
Well Mr. Nihalani, the famous ex sanskari Censor Board Chief, who was continuously in news during his tenure and repeatedly invited charges of unjustified cuts, bans and moral policing, now he is unperturbed about his double standards for ‘Julie 2’. He said that he loved the film when he saw a week earlier and It’s a message-oriented film with a bold and beautiful subject, he also said that the film tells the true inside story of how the Bollywood industry works, while reiterating: “This is not an erotic thriller. It is a bold film with necessary adult content. If I was still the chair, this film would have passed the censors. I expect an ‘A’ certification.”
Nihalani had tried to promote what he called “clean” Hindi films that endorsed “traditional values” during his two-and-a-half year stint. Everyone remembered for his objections for ‘Udta Punjab’ that laid bare the drug menace in Punjab, refused to certify ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, because he felt that the story was “lady oriented”, and came down heavily on a word like “intercourse” in ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’.
Nihalani said that What he did back then was his responsibility for what he was assigned but, “now I’m playing the role of a distributor. People watch movies for entertainment so it should be watchable masala. How can people judge before watching the film? There are no cuss words or vulgarity .The poster is an artistic work like the Kingfisher calendars in people’s homes.” We can only say, thank you Mr. Nihalani for coming back where you belong to.