Pahlaj Nihalani, along with the entire team of his upcoming film 'Julie 2' was present at its trailer launch, which stars the bold and beautiful Raai Laxmi as the film's central character.
The trailer of the film highlights erotic and sensuous scenes from the film, the reason the lead actress Raai Laxmi cited for it is 'commercial purposes'.
In the past, films like 'Udta Punjab',' 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz,' and several other films have faced the wrath of Pahlaj's harsh censor board's scissors, whilst his tenure as the Censor Chief.
At the media interaction, when Nihalani was prodded with the question of what certification would he pass 'Julie 2' with, had he still been in the Chief's chair?
To which, he fumed with anger and said, "I wouldn't say anything, whoever is the CBFC chief, will do it. It's a clean adult family film. I wouldn't have given any cut, would pass it with A certificate. It's a clear adult film. India is a place where nothing's achieved without being a well-cultured person. Mai sanskaari tha, sanskari hu, aur sanskaari rahunga. (I am, was and will always remain a well-cultured person).
Contradictory to the film's trailer, distributor Nihalani says, "There are no such bold scenes in the film. It is not an adult film, which would act as an obstacle for me to not distribute the film.
The sanskaari tag that people have given me, after watching the film people will realise why I'm distributing the film. People are reacting as though Julie 2 is a foul word." Further talking about the subject of the film, distributor Pahlaj revealed,
Talking about using CBFC as a marketing tool, ex- CBFC Chief said, "We will not use it (CBFC) as a platform as a tool of marketing and publicity.
Earlier, filmmakers, who wouldn't market their film enough, would use CBFC as a marketing tool. "