A link has been exposed between the Aam Aadmi Party and Udta Punjab Producers. Arvind Kejriwal has consistently backed Anurag Kashyap in his tweets talking of how the ‘truth of Punjab’ needs to be shown to the entire country.
The Udta Punjab controversy is in the news for quite some time now and once again it has taken a new turn. The news of a spat between Anurag Kashyap and the censor board has already hit the headlines. Twitter is trending with #KejriNairKaUdtaSach since 4 PM to expose links between Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party & Udta Punjab Producers.
The Aam Aadmi Party and CBFC chief traded charges on Wednesday over the censor board’s recommendations to make cuts on Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming film Udta Punjab, few in the party could deny that the film based on uncontrolled drug abuse in Punjab is set to give the AAP an advantage over its rivals in the state in the upcoming assembly polls slated for next year.
As Aam Aadmi Party goes to the polls with a promise to check drug abuse one of the main poll promises it has been making since the start of its early campaign in the state.The film by addressing the issue makes the party’s agenda look brave. While party leaders jumped to Anurag Kashyap’s defense and hit back at Pahlaj Nihalani for alleging that the co-producer had ‘taken money from AAP’ for making such a film.
The party’s concerted campaign against drug abuse and its allegations of local leaders being hand-in-glove with the drug mafia not only fit well with the film’s central theme but also takes its agenda to a nationwide audience.
The Shahid Kapoor-starrer themed on Punjab’s drug danger and scheduled for June 17 release, has run into trouble with the film censor board, which has demanded 89 cuts, including all references to the state, besides dropping its name from the title. The matter is now in the Bombay high court but the movie trailer has triggered a war of words in Punjab over the drug issue.