MUMBAI MIRROR (June 23, 2017)

Central Board chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani is upset with the media, especially TV producers, for showing a clip of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Jab Harry Met Sejal, without proper certification. In one of the 'mini trails' of the Imtiaz Ali-directed film, leading lady Anushka Sharma is seen handing an 'indemnity bond' to SRK specifying that there won't be any legal ramifications if the couple ends up having intercourse. 

Expressing his resentment, Pahlaj stated, “Don't interfere with our work. We are doing our work and you do your own work. We have only given them a certificate for digital platform which they don't really require. It's wrong of the media to show these mini trails, as any material for film or television needs certification. “ Three 'mini trails' of 30 seconds each released on digital platforms have found their way onto several TV channels, And an aggrieved Pahlaj is quick to show everyone the rule book.
MID-DAY (June 23, 2017)

Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani has pulled out his scissors yet again, with Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming comedy, Jab Harry Met Sejal becoming his latest muse. Nihalani has objected to the use of the word ‘intercourse’ in the film, which features in the second trailer released on the internet on Monday. While airing the trailer online wasn’t a concern, that the uncensored version has been screening on television has upset Nihalani.

Talking to mid- day, he reasoned, “The trailer has to be played online. Many children follow Shah Rukh Khan. They will watch the trailer and want to know the meaning of the word. The word intercourse has to go if the makers of the film want a U/A certificate, which allows them to play the trailer on television.’’

Should director Imtiaz Ali choose to retain the word, he will have to accept an A certification, Nihalani said. “Then, it cannot be played on television. They (the makers) will have to make the choice.’’