The trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal was released at a grand event this afternoon, where the cast and crew interacted with the media. While Anushka Sharma and Imtiaz Ali were present at the do, Shah Rukh Khan addressed journalists via video conferencing.
Post watching the trailer, the cast was open to questions from those present and the moment that happened, journalists grabbed the opportunity to inquire about the film’s cuts, the details of which we brought to you fresh from the Board’s Pedder Road office yesterday.
CBFC has cleared the film without cuts and has given it a U/A certificate. However, it was unclear if Pahlaj Nihalani has allowed the word ‘Intercourse’ or Imtiaz deleted it before handing the final copy.
When questioned about the final cuts, Imtiaz said, “Yes, we have got a U/A certificate. They (CBFC) did not ask for any such deletion (of the word intercourse) from the movie. There are some audio changes but no visual cuts. It's all okay and we are very happy with the certification.”
Does that mean that Anushka’s intercourse dialogue in the film will be beeped out?
The recently-concluded IIFA Awards where Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar took potshots at Kangana Ranaut over her remarks on nepotism has brought the subject to the forefront yet again.
When asked if Imtiaz, being an outsider has faced it, he said, "The fact that we three (me, Anushka and Shah Rukh Khan) of us, who are outsiders, are here today, says a lot. If we had faced nepotism, we wouldn't have reached this far in our respective careers. I am here because of the love and affection of the existing film industry at that time. I don't see it (nepotism)."
Sharing similar viewpoint, Anushka opined, "I was launched by a banner like Yash Raj Films (YRF) who has always put talent before anything else. I had not thought about it (nepotism) when I entered the film industry, but at the same time everyone has different experiences, we have to respect and value them.”
Jab Harry Met Sejal’s trailer has been released two weeks before the film hits theatres. What was the thought process behind it? Why were only mini-trailers brought out? “Humaare jo characters hain, hum unhe dikhaana chahte the. More than the story, humari film mein do cheezein achi hai, pehle hai chatacters, aur doosra hai music, so humein chahiye tha log usse parichit ho jaaye, so we wanted the trailer to come out only 2 weeks before the release,” explained Shah Rukh.
On a lighter note, Imtiaz said that his mother wanted him to make a film like Jab Harry... and recalled that it is only when he told SRK that he has a ‘cheap’ story in mind that the superstar developed interest in working on it.
The director also revealed that he is going to dedicate a social media page to Ranbir Kapoor where people can write about their issues with the film’s title.
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