The Bombay High Court on Monday allowed the makers of Udta Punjab to release the Anurag Kashyap film HC with just one cut and a revised disclaimer. The HC ordered Udta Punjab makers to remove the scene where Shahid Kapoor is seen urinating on crowd. Any reference to Pakistan is also to be removed.
Bollywood applauded the HC’s decision. Twitter is flooded with responses from actors and filmmakers celebrating the victory of free speech.
Alia Bhatt, who also stars in the movie said in a tweet, “And finally #UdtaPunjab will fly! Here’s to the freedom of expression, to our judiciary, to the industry, to the media and to you all (her fans on Twitter)!” Shahid Kapoor called this a ‘landmark judgement’ and said that this is victory for everyone.
Here are more reactions from Bollywood celebs:
I believe!!!!!! https://t.co/yHK3A6K2EV— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 13, 2016
I'm sure #udtapunjab will get justice for its endeavours !! Best wishes to the team!— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) June 13, 2016
Landmark judgement by the honorable Bombay High Court on #UdtaPunjab. Great victory for the filmmakers. 🙏— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 13, 2016
Thank you To the honourable Judge, thank you all for the faith and support.. Time to get back to work.. Two back to back releases..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 13, 2016
Finally!The high court has'cut'the censors down to size!!congrats to the resilient team of udta punjab... #UdtaPunjabVerdict— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) June 13, 2016
Woohoo finally udta Punjab can fly. Freedom of expression wins the battle.high court passes with just 1 cut. #UdtaPunjabVerdict— Amit Trivedi (@ItsAmitTrivedi) June 13, 2016
Censor chief stifled creativity & years of hard work, made a filmmaker vulnerable and spoilt India's image. HC saved it #UdtaPunjabVerdict— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) June 13, 2016
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