Udta Punjab Censorship: what Bollywood celebrities are saying


Udta Punjab’s movie led by co-producer Anurag Kashyap is facing lot of controversies from more than one week.

Anurag Kashyap wanted to release the movie in its original form, but it is facing battles in the censor board.

The changes have been ordered by chief censor Pankaj Nihalani and he wants to delete references related to “Punjab”.

On Wednesday, press conference was held in which various Anurag Kashyap’s and several industry colleagues participated arguing in the favour of movie and freedom of expression.

In the press conference Kangana told the reporters, “We have been very concerned with the way things are going. I am not a director I have been through the process. But my very close friends and people I closely work with seem extremely disturbed with the way things are going, to the extend they feel bullied.”

Aamir Khan said, “This kind of thing reflects very badly on CBFC. It’s a social film which talks about the drug addiction issue of Punjab’s youth. It has a good social message. I don’t think there’s anything in the movie that should be cut or deleted. My best wishes to the team that it gets justice at the Tribunal.”

Amitabh Bachchan stated “I am not quite aware of what the issue is. I have been reading about it. All I can say is that don’t try and kill creativity. If you kill creativity, you kill the soul and that is all that we have”.