Udta Punjab gets its wings sheared by censor board


The blue pencil board has solicited the producers from Shahid Kapoor-starrer Udta Punjab to drop all references to Punjab from the motion picture that rotates around the state's medication dependence issue, sources said on Monday.


The choice of the board's reconsidering advisory group is potentially gone for helping the decision Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) evade uncomfortable inquiries around the mounting drug habit issue nine months before the get together surveys.


"It is not about cuts any more as the board need the creators to set the film's plot in an invented place. This is exceptionally peculiar. By what method would they be able to request that expel Punjab from the film?" said a film industry insider.


Board part Ashoke Pandit censured the interest and called it an affront to the "flexibility of expression".


"On the off chance that the trailer of the film was permitted, what is the issue with the film? What sort of circumstance would we say we are going to? It is a hazardous pattern," said Pandit, who is not a part of the board.


"I am certain the film will be cleared in the tribunal. It is the most comic choice to request that them not utilize the word Punjab," Pandit included.


Experts say the motion picture's depiction of medication fixation among Punjab's childhood may demonstrate heartbreaking for the SAD, a NDA constituent, in light of across the board discontent in regards to the state government's inability to pack down on the issue. Anurag Kashyap, one of the film's makers, said thanks to board boss Pahlaj Nihalani a couple of weeks back on Twitter for clearing the swearword loaded trailer. Nihalani was distracted for input.


Movie producer Onir, who confronted a comparative issue for his film My Brother…Nikhil in 2005 called the choice uncalled for. "I believe it's critical that we grow up and address the genuine issue. Why are movie producers being punished? There is a film which is demonstrating reality and now it's confronting so much complaint."


Prior reports said the board needed 89 cuts in the motion picture however sources demonstrated the new request went past restorative changes or dropping the reference to Punjab in the film's title.


"The film delineates the in-your-face reality of Punjab that was accounted for by the media and is surely understood. The creators haven't concocted something," the insider said.