On screen smoking,drinking should be banned now: Pahlaj Nihalani

After objecting to intimate scenes, Mr Nihalani is now all set to scrap the scenes that show actors smoking or drinking as disclaimers aren’t enough.

“Merely putting a ticker warning at some remote corner of the screen, whenever there is smoking or drinking shown, is not enough anymore. We feel the superstars who are followed by millions and who set an example in societal behaviour must not be shown drinking or smoking on screen unless the provocation for doing so is really strong,”: Pahlaj Nihalani.

He further said “A film where alcohol is essential would have to go with ‘A’ certificate,”

Last month, Pahlaj Nihalani featured in headlines for the Censor Board’s objection to the word ‘intercourse’ in a mini trailer of Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s Jab Harry Met Sejal. Director Imtiaz Ali recently confirmed that the film has been certified ‘U/A’ without and audio deletion.

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