Censor Board stops the release of Udta Punjab

The censor board is once again in the news for the wrong reasons. As per the media reports, Udta Punjab has been halted by the Censor Board of Film Certification due its expletive-laden dialogues. This means that the board has not edited or chopped off scenes, but they have stopped the release of the film altogether.

“Makers are yet to come up with a plan to tide over this issue. They don’t want any confrontation with the Censors, so they will try and sort this amicably,” says an insider. Apparently, makers have the option of appealing to a tribunal but insiders believe that makers will have “to contend with a few cuts.” Rreportedly producer Anurag Kashyap has approached the I&B  ministry to clear the film.

The news has not gone well the fans of the star cast. SHAME ON CENSOR BOARD is currently trending on Twitter.

Udta Punjab is about the drug abuse problem in the state of Punjab and stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh. The movie is directed by Abhishek Chaubey and is produced by Balaji Telefilms and Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Productions. The movie is set to release on June 17.

3 comments on “Censor Board stops the release of Udta Punjab”

  1. Indian Government is unable to Stop Piracy.
    Above 80% Indian Audience watch Pirated Films.
    CBFC knows the same thing will happen with Udta Punjab.

    They actually Don't want to Spoil An Excellent Movie To Waste,if UP releases then Film will face many protests for its Noble Theme.

    They are waiting for a Safe & Mature Time for Up Release

  2. Censor Board is always SENSIBLE in certifying films. It is concerned about impact on society. Abusive language never goes well with board coz youth follow the films and imitate their stars. After all DRUG abuse problem is a sensitive issue. There are many films which were banned for lifetime. So it was expected.
    Hope for Best.......

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