LANDMARK JUDGEMENT FOR UDTA PUNJAB: HC CLEARS THE FILM WITH ONLY ONE CUT
The Bombay High Court today ordered the censor board to clear Udta Punjab with just one cut and issue a fresh certificate to movie. Udta Punjab has garnered support in full force from the Indian film fraternity over the last couple of weeks in its fight for freedom of expression with hashtags such as #letitfly #udtapunjabcensored trending on social media.
The film which is set to release on June 17, conveys a strong social message about the drug abuse menace in the State of Punjab and features an established young ensemble of Bollywood actors.
At hearing the verdict, Shahid Kapoor who plays a rockstar addicted to drugs in the film tweeted: “Landmark judgement#UdtaPunjab will fly and so will the voice of freedom and expression. Thank you all for the support. This is your victory”
Alia Bhatt who plays a rape victim and drug dealer in the film tweeted “And FINALLY #udtapunjab will flyyyyy!! Here’s to freedom of expression, to our judiciary, to the industry, to the media and to YOU ALL!!”
Aniket Kawade, Co-founder Grand Showbiz Media said: “ As the International distributor of the film, we welcome this landmark judgement from the High Court. It has been a gruelling few weeks to get here but we are happy to bring the film in its true form to NRI audiences worldwide”.