The release date of the movie may be stalled as Udta Punjab faces trouble with the Censor Board.
The trailer of Udta Punjab was something we have never seen before. The movie is all about the rampant drug problem in the state of Punjab but the Censor Board is not happy about the movie. Udta Punjab faces trouble with the Censor Board and the release date may even get get postponed.
According to a report of Bollywood Hungama, this time the censors weren’t content with slaughtering the creativity of the film by recommending numerous cuts. The powers-that-be at the board have decided to stall the release of Udta Punjab altogether by refusing to certify it. The reason given is the numerous swear words littered across the dialogues, which, in all fairness, seems like a realistic outlook considering the film deals with the drug menace gripping Punjab at the moment.
There are also reports that the ruling party of Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is said to have expressed concerns over the portrayal of the state and its drug-related issues in the film. With state elections just a year away, they’re not too happy about the film’s content and they feel that it resembles the allegations of other political parties like Congress and AAP. The makers of Udta Punjab have now approached the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) as they are not ready to compromise with the content of the movie.
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