Censor Board clears film Udta Punjab with 13 cuts under Adult category
NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC has cleared the controversial drug-themed Bollywood film ‘Udta Punjab’ with 13 cuts under the ‘A’ category.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Bhopal yesterday, CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani said, nine members of the Board watched the film and unanimously cleared it after the proposed 13 cuts Mr Nihalani was in the eye of the storm over suggesting a very large number of cuts.
The CBFC’s revising committee had suggested a number of changes in the movie, that deals with the problem of drug addiction among youth in Punjab.The makers of the movie, had approached the Bombay High Court against an order of the revising committee of CBFC that suggested certain changes in the film.
The High Court had on Friday said that the makers should tone down expletives and vulgar scenes as these alone cannot make a film work. A division bench had concluded hearing arguments on the petition and is expected to pass order in the case today.