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Wrong of TV channels to show 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' clip: Nihalani

CBFC chairperson opposes use of the word 'intercourse' in the movie's mini trail

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan speaks during a promotional event for his forthcoming movie ''Jab Harry Met Sejal' in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photo: PTI
Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan speaks during a promotional event for his forthcoming movie ''Jab Harry Met Sejal' in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photo: PTI

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj is upset with media, especially television producers, for showing a clip of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Jab Harry Met Sejal" without proper certification and permission.

In one of the 'mini-trails' of Imtiaz Ali movie, actress Anushka Sharma is seen handing over an 'indemnity bond' to Shah Rukh, saying there won't be any legal ramifications if the couple ends up having intercourse.

In an interview to News X, expressed his resentment.

He said: "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 certificate to them, we have only given them certificate for digital, but then they don't require certification for digital platform."

"Media, who is showing their mini-trails, is wrong because any material from film on television needs certificate. Producers are not showing them, media is showing it."

Three 'mini trails', of 30 seconds each, from the film were released as introduction to the world and personalities of Harry and Sejal on digital platforms. But problem started when they found their way onto several TV channels.

said: "It doesn't matter where the trailer is from; but if you need to show it on television, one needs certificate. That is the rule, everyone knows it. So, if television knows this, how come they are showing material without certification and permission?"

According to a source, the 'mini-trails' were always meant for digital consumption and never for television audience.

First Published: Thu, June 22 2017. 21:22 IST
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