Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, minister of state for information & broadcasting, has responded to producer Anurag Kashyap’s tweet in which he criticised the Central Board Of Film Certification’s advice to make cuts to the upcoming film Udta Punjab, starring Shahid Kapoor.
Apko lagta hai aap North Korea mai hain? Yahan vote le lete hain,democracy hai: Rajyavardhan Rathore, MoS, I&B on Anurag kashyap's tweet— ANI (@ANI_news) June 7, 2016
Upset with the committee’s recommendations, Kashyap had tweeted,‘I always wondered what it felt like to live in North Korea. Ab to plane pakadney ki bhi zaroorat nahin.’
I always wondered what it felt like to live in North Korea .. Ab to plane pakadney ki bhi zaroorat nahin..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 6, 2016
Rathore said that the filmmakers who’re not happy with the board’s decision can go to the reviewing committee or the Appellate Tribunal.
There are 3 committees,film now under reviewing committee;if unsatisfied, one can go to Appellate Tribunal:Rajyavardhan Rathore #UdtaPunjab— ANI (@ANI_news) June 7, 2016
In last 5 months,many filmmakers were unhappy with CBFC decision and they appealed to the tribunal and were satisfied: Rajyavardhan Rathore— ANI (@ANI_news) June 7, 2016
Vani tripathi, a CBFC member, said that one shouldn’t speculate before the revising committee’s report is out.
Revising committee report still not out, once it is out you'll know whether film has been asked to give cuts: Vani Tripathi, CBFC member— ANI (@ANI_news) June 7, 2016
The censor board has asked the filmmakers to drop all references to Punjab from the movie which revolves around the state’s drug addiction problem.
Watch: Udta Punjab trailer
Directed by Abhishek Choubey, Udta Punjab stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh in lead roles.
The movie is scheduled for a June 17 release.
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