CBFC Asks ‘Udta Punjab’ Makers To Remove All References To Punjab | Read The Full Report

The makers of Udta Punjab are stated to have been requested by the Revising Committee of the censor board to take away all references to Punjab — a choice maybe taken underneath strain from the ruling dispensation within the state, which is coping with a festering drawback of medicine.

Udta Punjab, a Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh starrer movie, delves into how the youth there has succumbed to medicine.

The launch of the movie in a yr when the state is lower than 9 months from meeting elections is more likely to be seen as politically disastrous for the state’s ruling get together, the Shrimoni Akali Dal, which is a companion with the ruling Nationwide Democratic Alliance on the centre.

CBFC Asks 'Udta Punjab' Makers To Remove All References To Punjab | Read The Full ReportCBFC Asks ‘Udta Punjab’ Makers To Remove All References To Punjab | Read The Full Report

Earlier, there was a buzz that the Central Board of Movie Certification (CBFC) had refused a launch certificates for the Abhishek Chaubey directed movie, however later the makers had clarified that no ban was imposed on it. On Monday, reviews emerged that the Revising Committee of the CBFC has requested the makers to make 89 cuts.

A supply within the know of developments stated that the board’s main demand is to take away all of the references to Punjab, however the variety of cuts is just not clear as they’re nonetheless awaiting an “official letter”.

“We haven’t received a letter yet. We don’t know how many cuts, but we can tell you that their basic demand is that any reference of Punjab should be deleted from the movie… Which then means a lot of cuts,” the supply stated.

The supply added: “They want the film to be set in a fictitious space and not Punjab. Makers are not going to adhere to it. They will protest. If that means going to a higher tribunal, we will go. Otherwise, we will go to the court.”

It’s believed the CBFC’s choice is politically motivated, however the Akali Dal by no means formally sought a ban on Udta Punjab. Senior leaders within the celebration stated in Chandigarh that the social gathering management was feeling uncomfortable with the best way the drug abuse drawback of Punjab was being projected and will hurt the political pursuits of the Akalis in meeting polls in February subsequent yr.

Research accomplished by numerous businesses and organisations in recent times have indicated that substance abuse, together with medicine, is rampant throughout Punjab, particularly in rural areas. The extent of the substance abuse is put by some surveys at over 70 per cent out of Punjab’s 2.eight crore inhabitants.

Co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl as a part of their Phantom Movies banner, together with Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Aman Gill and Sameer Nair, Udta Punjab is slated to launch on June 17.

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