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Fight till the end: Shekhar Kapur to Udta Punjab makers

Shekhar Kapur is the latest Bollywood celebrity to extend support to Udta Punjab. The film is facing the wrath of CBFC for ‘portraying Punjab in a bad light’.

bollywood Updated: Jun 10, 2016 12:10 IST
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Shekhar Kapur is the latest Bollywood celebrity to extend support to Udta Punjab. The film is facing the wrath of CBFC for ‘portraying Punjab in a bad light’.
Shekhar Kapur is the latest Bollywood celebrity to extend support to Udta Punjab. The film is facing the wrath of CBFC for ‘portraying Punjab in a bad light’.

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has urged the makers of Udta Punjab, which is embroiled in a censorship battle, to continue their fight with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) till the end. “If you truly believe in your film then you must be willing to fight to the end,” Kapur wrote on his Twitter timeline.

The Abhishek Chaubey-directed film that delves into the drug menace in the state of Punjab, faced troubles with the CBFC which demanded 89 cuts in the film. It also included removal of the word “Punjab” word from the movie as well its title.

Read: What Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar have to say on Udta Punjab censor row

Kapur faced similar situation during his 1994 Phoolan Devi biopic - Bandit Queen and even approached the Supreme Court for the release of the film.

“If you truly believe in your film then you must be willing to fight to the end. We did with Bandit Queen all the way to Supreme Court #UdtaPunjab,” Kapur, 70, wrote on Twitter.

Udta Punjab starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh is scheduled for release on June 17.

Read: How CBFC made Udta Punjab bleed

Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt, Sudhir Mishra among others have come out in support of Udta Punjab.

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