Julie 2 movie is a very clean, adult movie says Pahlaj Nihalani

Vastavam web: Pahlaj Nihalani, who grabbed many a headline for trimming films during his tenure as CBFC chief, has turned distributor for an upcoming erotic-thriller, “Julie 2”, which he described as a “very clean, adult movie”.Full page posters of the film, showing a woman on a sandy beach with a hat covering her face and an open magazine placed strategically across her body, were placed in major newspapers today.Nihalani attended the trailer launch of the movie – his first public event after being replaced by Prasoon Joshi – and was bombarded with questions about his decision to back a film like “Julie 2”, a genre he has vehemently objected to in the past.
“If I was there, I would not have given it any cut and given an ‘A’ certificate. It doesn’t have obscenity or any cuss words. It’s a complete, adult, family film.” Asked if he was no longer “sanskaari” for distributing a film like “Julie 2” he said, “This is my business. This is an adult film and I am asking for an ‘A’ certificate only, not for ‘U’ or ‘U/A’.”I am ‘sanskaari’, it’s in our mitti. India is a place where nothing is bigger than ‘sanskaar’. I was, am and will be this (sanskaari).”
When a reporter asked Nihalani how he could back such a film, the director shouted, “Excuse me. I want to say something before you put your questions.”Shivdasani became visibly aggressive and said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” It was only after the media asked him to lower his voice that the director calmed down.Calling himself a “soldier”, Nihalani said he has never made or backed films that have landed in trouble with the CBFC.
“This is my journey, I am a soldier, and I’ll fight it till the end despite being wounded,” he said.He said he worked till the last day in office as the CBFC chief and passed all the films. Not a single movie remains stuck with the board, he said.He faced the ire of James Bond fans and others when he cut short a kissing scene in “Spectre”. “Udta Punjab” ran into trouble with Nihalani, who had asked to remove Punjab from the movie title and demanded as many as 89 cuts in the film.Nihalani also refused certification to “Lipstick Under My Burkha” for being too “lady-oriented”.