The film makers of the movie "Udta Punjab" were asked to remove the country state mentioned from the title by the Revising Committee of the Censor Board. The Censor board were actually seen pressurised by the ruling government in the state. This decision was taken as the movie was dealing with the similar problems of drugs and issues within the state.
The movie starred in with Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor in main leads where youth were shown to succumbed to drugs.
Priorly the buzz was around that movie was stopped from issuing the certificate under the direction of Abhishek Chaubey. But later the censor board striked off the rumours and has clarified that there is no such blockage from the board regarding this.
The Indian Express tells us that the source told IANS “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 source 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.”
Now the film makers are currently planning to shift the release date for the issue raised and soon going to end up with a solution over the Censor.