Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Udta Punjab‘ has apparently run into trouble with the Central Board For Film Certification. A member of the production house said that CBFC had not yet given a certificate to the movie.the CBFC has held back its certification over abusive dialogues.
The production team member said, “The film is based on the drug problem in Punjab, the character played by Shahid Kapoor, that of a musician, is liberal with expletives. Cutting those out will take away from the narrative.” The film shows how drugs enters into the heart of the country and destroys the future. Shahid plays a young and happening rockstar in the film, who finds himself embroiled in substance abuse.
Shahid Kapoor upcoming movie ‘Udta Punjab’ faces Censor Board hurdle
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, one of the producers, has decided to directly approach the ministry of information and broadcasting for a resolution, abandoning the usual route of going to the Revising Committee or Tribunal, they said. Kashyap has argued that the expletive-laden content is integral to the plot of the movie.
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The latest controversy comes between a demand by several filmmakers that the CBFC should not act like moral police. Recently, a committee headed by veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal was set up by the I&B Ministry to look into the matter and also to upgrade the outdated Cinematography Act of 1952.