B-Town, Congress VP stands united against censorship of ‘Udta Punjab’

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Top movie industry filmmakers including Mahesh Bhatt ,Karan Johar and even Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today spoke out strongly against the censorship troubles that film “Udta Punjab” is facing due to its content on the issue of drug abuse in Punjab.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey and co-produced by Phantom Films and Balaji Motion Pictures, “Udta Punjab” delves into how youths in the state fall prey to drugs.

Condemning how the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked the makers to drop ‘Punjab’ from the film’s name besides effecting as many as 89 cuts in the movie.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi:

Karan Johar tweeted: 

A filmmaker with a strong opinion, Mahesh Bhatt said:

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, known for hard-hitting films like “Shahid”, shared: 

The demand by the censor board is reportedly under pressure from the ruling Akali Dal-BJP coalition in Punjab, where the extent of the substance abuse is placed by several surveys at over 70 per cent of the state’s 2.8 crore population.

Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani said:

Actress Soha Ali Khan commented:

Screenwriter Niranjan Iyengar was rather direct in his comment when he said: 

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“Udta Punjab” features Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh in key roles.

Main lead actor of  “Udta Punjab” Shahid Kapoor tweeted: 

The film is slated to release on June 17.

Wefornews Bureau

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