The makers of controversial Punjabi film Sadda Haq were left shocked on Friday morning after their film was not allowed to be screened in Delhi. The film (based in the late 1980s and early 1990s, which was a period of extreme turmoil in Punjab) was banned in Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh a day ahead of its scheduled release on April 5. The ban was lifted late last month following the Supreme Court's order, and the film's release (On May 10) was given a nod after being given an A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification.
However, the makers allege that the authorities in Delhi are not allowing the film's screening. "No reason has been given to us. My distributor has been told that it is the District Magistrate's order. Till now, nothing has been officially communicated to us," says film's actor-producer Kuljinder Singh Sidhu.
"We are trying our best to screen the film. We have been told that the authorities will not help if any law and order problem arises," Vikas Jain, the film's Delhi distributor said at the time of going to press.