After the Bombay High Court observed that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) does not have power to censor films. Following this nine members of CBFC watched the film and “unanimously” cleared it after the proposed 13 cuts.
“Udta Punjab has been passed with an A certificate (restricted for adult audience)… We have given it 13 cuts,” CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani told reporters.
He said now the ball is in the producers’ court.
“Whether they are going to the court or tribunal, and what decision is the court giving, that’s for them to see. The producer claimed that we had asked for change in the title, but we never asked them for it.”
Nihalani also hit back to the producer of the film and said they did’t asked them to cut the word ‘Punjab’ from the title. Further more he claimed that “the producer went to the media for publicity,” pointing about the change of the title of the film.
Earlier, CBFC demanded 89 cuts from the film. Over which, the co-producer of the film Anurag Kashyap was up with several concerns and started off with legakl battle against the CBFC and also took to Twitter to mock CBFC’s shocking 89 cuts from the film, which will be highlighting the drug menace in Punjab, India.
About Udta Punjab
Several reasons lag behind making this film an important one for the B-town, the most important one out of them all is that this film will be bringing back Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor together on the screens after around 6 years as their last one was ‘Milenge Milenge’ back in 2010.
Other then Shahid and Kareena, Diljit Dosanjh and Alia Bhatt are also in the lead cast of the film, which is written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey.