Movie “Udta Punjab” will be released with 100 cuts in Pakistan


Pakistani censor board will release movie Udta Punjab with “100 cuts”. The movie has been directed by Abhishek Chaubey.  

Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh are playing lead roles in the movie.  

"All 10-members of the CBFC have unanimously allowed 'Udta Punjab' to be released after editing objectionable content," Mubashir Hasan, the CBFC head told PTI.

"We have cut all derogatory and offensive words/dialogues and anti-Pakistan content from the film. More than 100 cuts, mutes, beeps have been suggested to the film's distributor. Once he will complete the editing as per the requirement of the board, it will again be presented before it for final approval," Hasan said.

"We had not banned this movie. On the appeal of the distributor the full board sat together today and gave conditional approval for its screening here," Hasan said. He further added, “the board never compromises on anti-Islam, anti-Pakistan and anti-society contents in a film and bans it forthwith.”

The film content will be edited in Dubai before presenting it to the public.  "Udta Punjab is likely to be screened across Pakistan this weekend," the distributor said.