- Tumhari Sulu, which released last week, performed better than Julie 2
- Julie 2 is Pahlaj Nihalani's first film as presenter after his CBFC stint
- Julie 2 received mostly negative reviews
#TumhariSulu remained STEADY on Day 8... Biz expected to jump on Sat and Sun... [Week 2] Fri 1.25 cr. Total: ₹ 21.03 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 25, 2017
Julie 2 is Pahlaj Nihalani's first film as presenter after his stint as the boss of the Central Board of Film Certification. In his review for NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee said: "Pahlaj Nihalani is back in the good old business of peddling trash. Julie 2 is a whole putrid pile of it."
He added: "Mr Nihalani gets the exalted credit of 'presenting' this new adult drama that is obviously targeted at fans of the kind of cinema that he once espoused in his capacity as a film producer. But are there any left? With Julie 2, written and directed by Deepak Shivdasani, Mr. Nihalani stands to lose even the handful that are. This film is neither bold nor beautiful." Saibal Chatterjee gave the film 1-star rating.
Pahlaj Nihalani said that Julie 2 is inspired by the life of a popular actress from the Nineties, which many assumed was Nagma, who in turn told Deccan Chronicle that she has no idea about it.