This could come as big relief to Anurag Kashyap and Abhishek Chaubey who have been fighting with Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahaj Nihlani over the dropping “Punjab” from the film title. The Censor Board also put on one condition that the film be released with 89 cuts. Well, the good news is that “Udta Punjab” is ready to be released on 13th June.
“Udta Punjab has been passed with an A certificate (restricted for adult audience)… We have given it 13 cuts,” Pahaj Nihalani told media. he further added “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.The producer went to the media for publicity,”
“Udta Punjab” was in the news off-late due to controversial subject of drug addiction in the state of Punjab. But now all is well. Thanks to the hype incepted from the controversies surrounding “Udta Punjab”, the dark-thriller will sure-shot take bumper opening.
- Ketan Gupta