Udta Punjab fights for survival at censors as it demand 40 cuts
Udta Punjab, starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, is the latest film to run afoul of the censor board. Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) recently refused to give certification to the much-awaited film on the pretext that it has “excessive swearing, abusive language and drug consumption”.
Details of the scenes that CBFC found objectionable have now emerged. A report claimed on Saturday that the censor board ordered a massive 40 cuts and these include expletives, a song and visuals of substance abuse.
Udta Punjab takes a hard look at the drug abuse problem in the state of Punjab and its protagonist, played by Shahid, is a drug addict. The movie is directed by Abhishek Chaubey of Dedh Ishqiya and Ishqiya fame and is produced by Balaji Telefilms and Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Productions.