Readers are aware of the fact that Udta Punjab went through a lot of struggle to get a release without any cuts. After a prolonged battle with the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over 89 cuts in the film, Bombay High Court had passed the film with just one cut. The film finally released on June 17 but is once again facing another road block.
While the film has released in India and overseas, it is struggling to get a release in Pakistan. According to the chairman of Censor Board Sindh, Fakhr-Alam, they have asked the distributor to delete certain scenes due to the abusive language. Reports suggest that the law and censor code does not allow the extreme amount of abusive language. After the asked scenes will be removed, they will review the film and issue a certificate. Till then, Udta Punjab won’t be released.
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films and Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures, Udta Punjab stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh.