According to filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, the upcoming film Udta Punjab directed by Abhishek Chaubey, should be titled Udta India. The film deals with the drug problem in Punjab. He feels the issue is not limited to the state alone.
“For what it actually represents Udta Punjab Is diminutive... A more truthful and righteous title would be Udta India or Udta World,” the Veerappan director tweeted.
For what it actually represents Udta Punjab Is diminutive.. A more truthful and righteous title would be Udta India or Udta World— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) June 5, 2016
The makers of the Shahid Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer have been at the loggerheads with the censor board since the film’s trailer was released in April.
There were reports that the censor board did not clear the film due to expletives and drug use but the makers have clarified that it is still under process for certification.
Also starring Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh, Udta Punjab is expected to release on June 17.
Watch the trailer of Udta Punjab here: