Udta Punjab: Anurag Kashyap urges political parties to stay away


The producer of the controversial flick “Udta Punjab” which is facing trouble for being an “honest” tale about the festering problem of drugs has said that Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani operates “like an oligarch”.



The producer Anurag Kashyap on tuesday asserted that the country’s censor board chief is a “dictatorial man”, who makes him experience what it is to live like in North Korea.

“Udta Punjab”, which Kashyap’s Phantom Films has co-produced with Balaji Motion Pictures, is directed by Abhishek Chaubey is facing trouble for being an “honest” tale about the festering problem of drugs.udta-punjab-wefornewsThe cast include starrer Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, the movie shows on how the youth of Punjab have succumbed to drugs.

However, the subject has reportedly not gone down too well with the ruling dispensation in the state. And what followed was what many are considering a politically motivated move by the censor board’s Revising Committee to demand as many as 89 cuts and a complete removal of any reference to Punjab in the film.

Earlier, Kashyap had defended “Udta Punjab” by calling it “more honest” than any other movie.
There is no film more honest than UDTA PUNJAB .. And any person or party opposing it is actually GUILTY of promoting drugs

— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 6, 2016
Wefornews Bureau

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