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Pahlaj Nihalani’s Film Julie 2 Gets The Censors’ All-Clear



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

When Nihalani had decided to approach the CBFC to certify his film Julie 2(he is the film’s presenter and  distributor) section of the media accused the self-styled sanskaari censor chief of peddling softporn once he was out the censor seat.

Now Julie 2 has been cleared by the CBFC with an ‘Adults’ certificate with no cuts.

Says Nihalani  happily, “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.”

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

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