CBFC recommended 13 cuts for Bollywood film “Udta Punjab” has been overruled by Bombay High Court on Monday and the film is good to go with one cut and three disclaimers by the filmmakers here.
A division bench comprising Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari and Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi after observing that the movie “Udta Punjab” said that it did not have anything to be a blight on country’s profile, and it came down harshly on CBFC saying it has no powers to censor films and it should use its powers as per the constitution.
Lawyer of film producer said “Bombay High Court has set aside the 13 cuts demanded by the CBFCs’ Revising Committee and cleared the film for release with one cut — that of the hero shown urinating in public — which we had already agreed to cut earlier and court has ordered the CBFC to issue an ‘A’ (Adult) Certificate to facilitate the film’s scheduled June 17 release.” Anurag Kashyap co-producer of Udta Punjab have acknowledge court orders and said “our stand has been vindicated on the issue”.
In starting CBFC was demanding to trim wings of Udta Punjab by making 89 cuts in the film but its Revising Committee on June 6 came down to 13 cuts which also overruled by the court, clearing the path of Udta Punjab to fly inside theatres with one cut and three disclaimers on 17th of june.
Producers of the film has many objections against CBFC, Anurag also accused Pahlaj Nihalani CBFC chairman for opressing and constantly not certifying “Udta Punjab” for release on 17th June.
After such series of problems finally “Udta Punjab” Co-produced by Kashyap and directed by Abhishek Chaubey with the stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh manage to release this Friday.