Shahid Kapoor expressed his anguish at the on-going censor issue that has clouded the release of his film Udta Punjab. Supporting free speech and freedom of expression, a grim looking Shahid said, “We live in the age of information and technology. Our generation and youth has the right to be informed. If they are not getting informed, then there is a problem. Youth has the right to know drugs are a menace. They have a right to know what can happen if they get into it whether it is the youth of Punjab, Maharashtra or whole of India.”
For Shahid, it’s important Udta Punjab because of the message delivered in the film. “We have to support the message delivered in the film. This film has become the face of a fight that has been going on for long. People should be given an opportunity to express. Let’s stick to what our country stands for and what everybody is trying to fight for.”
Udta Punjab makers have now taken their objections to the Tribunal which will decide on the same. The movie is slated to release on June 17, 2016.