In another attempt to achieve new heights of hypocrisy, The CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani has thrown open a new challenge to news channels to bring 100,000 votes if they want him to speak to the media.
Mr Nihalani, who is believed to be born after two flowers touched each other under the moonlight, refused to speak to the media after a leading news channel garnered 100,000 votes to pass the word “intercourse” in the trailer of upcoming movie Jab Harry Met Sejal, which he wanted to censor.
When our reporter asked Pahlaj why he censored the word “intercourse”, he said, “The word “intercourse”, used in Jab Harry Met Sejal, is against the Indian culture. The appropriate word would have been “rape” since that’s the only culture we like to practise these days. A plain “intercourse” is offensive to people like me.” He further added it is people like him who are proactive in upholding the Indian culture by making movies which has songs like “Khada hai, khada hai, khada hai” since khada hona is a sign of paying respect.
Talking about the new challenge, he said, “They got the votes the first time but this time around, they won’t be able to win against me. After all, haar ke jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hai.” When questioned why he did not talk to the news reporter after losing the first challenge, he said, “By keeping mum, I was auditioning for the lead role in upcoming movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.”
In 2015, Pahlaj Nihalani had sparked off a controversy by trimming James Bond’s kissing scene in Spectre by 50%. Explaining his decision, he said, “The kissing scene was too long and unrealistic. I usually ejaculate by then and James Bond just kept kissing! It hurt me at a personal level,” said a teary-eyed Pahlaj.