Udta Punjab is Anurag Kashyap’s film which is a drug based drama. This film is now dealing with the censor board which have cut its 89 scenes only because of the reference of the Punjab in the film. Anurag Kashyap who is Co-producer of the film is making every efforts to release the film in its original form. Pahlaj Nihalani who is chief Censor has ordered to make changes to all the scenes which are having the reference of Punjab. In other words he have ordered to cut those scenes. Now Udta Punjab has 89 cut scenes.
Anurag Kashyap and other industry colleagues addressed the press and had argued in the favor of the film on Wednesday. Several Bollywood celebrities also supported the film and talked in the favor of the film. In them there were Amitabh Bacchan, Karan Johar and Amir Khan and many more.
Celebrities in favor of Udta Punjab
Amir Khan in this matter said ” These things reflects very bad impact on the Central Board of film Certification. This film is on social cause which shows the drug addiction of the youth of Punjab. Film is having the good social message which I dont think should have any cut scenes. In the society Voice of artist should not be throttled instead they should be allowed to speak on these matters. I wiash the makers of the film all the good wishes that they get justice in the tribunal”. This he said to press in the Mumbai.
Amitabh Bacchan said that he don’t know about the issue properly and he had been reading about it only. He said that dont try to kill creativity if people will try to cut creativity they would kill the soul that is all we artist have. He chosen his words with very much care and said he know there are rules and regulations and this is the matter which government should decide.
Head of the government appointed revamp panel of CBFC, Shyam Benegal said if he is asked about the film then he would say that it is a very well made film.He also twitted that Udta Punjab is the well made and important film which brings up a very big problem in front of everyone.
Karan Johar said on this issue that He is depressed regarding this issue as he is also a film maker. He also said that he is afraid of using some words like Bombay. He said Punjab is on off limits .