The Bombay High Court on Thursday, heard objections raised by the producers of the film Udta Punjab against cuts suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification and also heard justifications for the same. Phantom Films and producer Vikas Bahl moved the HC against the 13 suggestions.
The High Court sought an explanation from the Censor Board over its insistence on deleting the Punjab signboard in the film that deals with drugs. The CBFC submitted that all 13 changes, including deletion of Punjab in the film title, suggested by its revising committee were justified and proper.
Udta Punjab is not the only movie facing the bang because CBFC believes it image a state or region in a bad light. Mohalla Assi is a movie made by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is a member of the censor board, has been denied approval for the similar reason and refused its certification.
The Bombay High Court Thursday said that Bollywood movie Udta Punjab “wants to save people” from drugs and “has not been made with a view to malign the state or its people”.
The artists all over the Bollywood stand up for the support of the movie Udta Punjab stating that the creativity must not be killed by the Censor Board and a movie should be Certified and not Censorised.