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Udta Punjab gets red signal from CBFC for all the swearing, expletives

We tried contacting the director as well as the producer Vikas Bahl to get a reaction but they remained unavailable.

bollywood Updated: May 26, 2016 20:22 IST
HT Correspondent
Apparently, makers have the option of appealing to a tribunal but insiders believe that makers will have “to contend with a few cuts.”
Apparently, makers have the option of appealing to a tribunal but insiders believe that makers will have “to contend with a few cuts.” (Twitter)

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s Udta Punjab’s trailer may have been let off easy and without any censors but the film itself is not getting a very lenient treatment. According to reports, the upcoming movie has been halted by the Censor Board of Film Certification due its expletive-laden dialogues.

We tried contacting the director as well as the producer Vikas Bahl to get a reaction but they remained unavailable. “Makers are yet to come up with a plan to tide over this issue. They don’t want any confrontation with the Censors, so they will try and sort this amicably,” says an insider.

Shahid Kapoor in a still from the film. (YouTube)

Apparently, makers have the option of appealing to a tribunal but insiders believe that makers will have “to contend with a few cuts.” At the same time, reports suggest that the censor board has taken a call to stall the film due to the fact that the state of Punjab is going to hold elections next year.

While Shahid Kapoor plays a drug-addict rock star, Alia is a Bihari migrant in the film.

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Udta Punjab is about the drug abuse problem in the state of Punjab and also stars Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh. The movie is directed by Abhishek Chaubey of Dedh Ishqiya and Ishqiya and is produced by Balaji Telefilms and Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Productions.

Anurag Kashyap had earlier thanked Pahlaj Nihalani and the CBFC for clearing the movie trailer on Twitter.

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The movie is set to release on June 17.

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