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Udta Punjab verdict: Here’s how the celebs have reacted

The movie, which is based on the pressing drug problem in the state of Punjab, was allowed to release with only one cut against the fabled 89 suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification.

bollywood Updated: Jun 13, 2016 20:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Udta Punjab,Alia Bhatt,Shahid Kapoor
Alia and Shahid are happy people after the High Court’s verdict.(PTI)

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.

Read: One cut and a revised disclaimer- HC clears roads for Udta Punjab

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:

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First Published: Jun 13, 2016 17:47 IST