Entertainment: No ‘intercourse’ for Harry and Sejal, says CBFC

CBFC’s only condition for granting a UA certificate is the deletion of dialogues about intercourse from Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming film,<i> Jab Harry Met Sejal</i>

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Photo courtesy: YouTube

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Pahlaj Nihalani, chief of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has objected to the word ‘Intercourse’ used in the upcoming film of Imtiaz Ali-directed Jab Harry Met Sejal. Nihalani is upset with the film’s trailer which shows Anushka's character talking about an indemnity bond and how there won't be any legal consequences if the couple has ‘intercourse’.

According to the CBFC chief, the only condition for granting a UA certificate is the deletion of dialogues about intercourse. Speaking about the uncut trailer being aired on news channels he said, “We cannot stop content on the internet. But we can and will stop the broadcast of the uncensored footage on television. The trailer has been picked up from the internet and is being aired on various news channels. This is completely against the law and we plan to take the strictest action against the channels which have aired the censored content from Imtiaz Ali’s film.”

While the CBFC is ready with a pair of scissors, Shah Rukh is busy in the promotion of the film. The 51-year-old actor met Sejals of Ahmedabad and launched the song Radha on Wednesday. He shared a picture from the promotional event on Twitter.

Shah Rukh Khan and Imtiaz Ali met the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani also while promoting the film. The actor shared a photograph of himself along with Rupani and thanked him on Twitter

Although the film’s mini trailer has left Nihalani upset, it has won over hearts on the Internet with over 3,573,619 views. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Jab Harry Met Sejal is all set to release on 11th August.

India’s first transgender band reaches Cannes

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File photo of the Six Pack Band

India’s first transgender band, the Six Pack Band, is going global with its first performance at a festival in Cannes. Launched by Y-Films in collaboration with Mindshare and Brooke Bond Red Label, the band performed at the 64th International Festival of Creativity.

The band was invited to the festival to share their success story and perform after their debut album became a huge success and won the Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion at the Cannes Lions Festival in 2016.

The six-member Band includes Fida Khan, Ravina Jagtap, Asha Jagtap, Chandni Suvarnakar, Komal Jagtap and Bhavika Patil. The band has released five songs so far with celebs including Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Nigam, Arjun Kapoor and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Brooke Bond Red Label spokesperson, Shiva Krishnamurthy, while speaking at an event said, “It feels great to know that through our association with the campaign, we have been able to spread our message of inclusiveness, encourage people to become more accepting, break barriers and bond over a cup of tea.”

Producer of the band and Head of Y films, Ashish Patil hopes that the message of love and equality seeps into people through the music of the band.

John unveils the poster of Parmanu: The story of Pokhran

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Photo by Kalpak Pathak./Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Abraham produced his first film Vicky Donor, which was a commercial success and won National Film Award for Best Popular Film in 2012

Bollywood actor John Abraham revealed the first poster of his upcoming film Parmanu: The story of Pokhran. Directed by Abhishek Sharma and co-produced by John, the movie is based on the nuclear test conducted at Pokhran in 1998.

The 44-year-old actor shared the first poster of the film on Twitter and captioned it, “So happy to bring you the first look of my biggest test ever.”

The poster shows the map of Pokhran merged with John’s face.The film also stars Diana Penty and Boman Irani. John has also written the film along with Saiwyn Quadros and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh. The music of the film is composed by Sachin-Jigar. The film is slated to release on December 8.

Remo to make acting debut with a children’s movie

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Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Remo D’Souza will be seen on the upcoming show Dance Plus 3 that will premiere on Star Plus

Bollywood Choreographer-Director Remo D'Souza is all set to venture into acting. He has given successful directorial hits like ABCD and ABCD 2.

Remo has been approached for a children’s film on which he said, “I have been approached many times but I did not like the scripts. Yes, there is one particular script that I liked and I might do it.”

Remo says that acting is not something he will be doing in the long term but he will always focus more on choreography and film making. He further added, “I’m going to try acting only for the kids.”

Remo will next direct Salman Khan in a film for which the superstar is also taking professional dance training.

With inputs from PTI

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