Has Anurag Kashyap’s Udta Punjab been leaked online?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 15, 2016 18:07 IST
The makers of Udta Punjab won a fierce battle with the Censor Board.

Just when Anurag Kashyap and Co is getting ready to release Shahid Kapoor’s Udta Punjab in theatres this Friday, here’s another shocker the filmmakers will have to contend with. According to a report in Spotboye.com, a major portion of the film has been leaked online.

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On Wednesday afternoon, it emerged that the Abhishek Chaubey directorial -- which has been in news for the makers’ run-in with the censor board -- was available on torrent sites for illegal download. However, soon the download links were “removed due to a copyright complaint”, the websites read.

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As per multiple online platforms which had snapshots from the leaked copy, one could say it was a copy of the film submitted to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) as it also featured some scenes which the censor board had objected to.

There were also reports that the leaked copy had a run-time of two hours 20 minutes.

Scheduled to hit the screens on June 17, Udta Punjab has been allowed to release with one cut and A certificate. (With inputs from IANS)

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