Let’s wait and watch: Alia Bhatt on censor issue of Udta Punjab

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 08:40 IST
Udta Punjab takes a hard look at the drug abuse problem in the state of Punjab and its protagonist, played by Shahid, is a drug addict.

Reacting to the demands of major cuts in her upcoming film Udta Punjab, Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has said she is hopeful something good will come out soon.

“All I want to say is Anurag Kashyap put out a tweet of all the information that is true and that is related to the topic right now. There was nothing mentioned about the cuts (in the tweet), it was just that the film has moved on to the revising committee and the due process is on,” Alia told reporters.

Read: Udta Punjab fights for survival, censor demands 40 cuts

The Central Board of Film Certification has asked for 40 major cuts in the film including a song due to portrayal of excessive swearing and drug consumption. Earlier, producer Anurag Kashyap had said the things are in process, and hence the film is far from being “banned”.

Shahid Kaoor plays a drug addict in the film.

“Apart from that, it will be wrong for me to say anything because this is actually what has happened. Let’s wait and watch, hopefully everyone will be happy,” Alia, who stars in the film directed by Abhishek Chaubey , added.

The Highway star was speaking at the launch of a pop-up store for the underprivileged, ‘The Street Store’, by Anmol Jewellers, Smile Foundation and TNE. When asked if she is sad that the film is mired into controversies, Alia said, “Today is all about smiling so I will smile. And I am sure you will have a lot of questions answered soon.”

Read: Udta Punjab is not banned, says Anurag Kashyap

Udta Punjab stars Shahid Kapoor as drug addict and rockstar Tommy Singh, and Alia plays an aspiring hocky player who ends up being a drug peddler. Besides, Kareena Kapoor Khan essays the role of a doctor is determined to fight the illegal transportation of drugs, while Diljit Dosanjh portrays a police officer.

Watch Shahid Kapoor in a song from Udta Punjab

The film is scheduled to release on June 17.

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