June 7, 2016 12:27:34 pm
Shahid Kapoor-starrer ‘Udta Punjab’ has been in the news for a while for its plot which centres around Punjab’s infamous drug problem. Putting the rumours of it’s ban to rest, the Central Board of Film Certification’s Revising Committee has asked the filmmakers to make 89 cuts in the film and removing all references to the state.
The move can be seen in the light of upcoming assembly elections in the state and may adversely affect the current regime in Punjab.
Twitterati is obviously not happy with the decision giving way to the hashtag #UdtaPunjabCensored and #UdtaPunjab on the micro-blogging site mocking the move.
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They’re Perfectly Fine With A State Getting Ruined By Drugs Misuse & Mafia,What Baffles Them Is A Movie Made On It.Sigh! #UdtaPunjabCensored
— T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) June 6, 2016
Censor has asked for 89 cuts in #UdtaPunjab, all they allowed is ‘balle bale makke di roti, haddipa bhangra pao ji’. That’s real Punjab. No?
— Rofl Udta Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) June 6, 2016
Basically Censor Board asked the producer to turn off the location. #UdtaPunjab
— maithun (@Being_Humor) June 6, 2016
Censor Board wants Punjab removed from Udta Punjab.
Thank God these guys weren’t around when Bombay to Goa was released.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) June 6, 2016
Censor Board is correct in removing Punjab reference from Udta Punjab, I mean everyone knows only Haridwar is a victim of drug abuse.
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) June 6, 2016
After 50 cuts & change in name Udta Punjab will be left with a National Anthem, documentary of gutkha Mukesh, a sanskrit shloka & ‘The End’
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) June 6, 2016
They should release the movie Udta Punjab on Snapchat.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 6, 2016
Udta Punjab is not a film about Milkha Singh – The Flying Sikh?
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) June 6, 2016
Film on drug culture. Censor. Film on homosexuality. Censor. Film on Kashmir. Censor. No wonder we get Housefull sequels #UdtaPunjabCensored
— Sneha Mahale (@randomcards) June 7, 2016
Remove Punjab from Udta Punjab. Yeah, then nobody will come to know which state is shown in the film. Genius!
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) June 6, 2016
might as well change the title to Udta Anonymous #UdtaPunjab
— hasteen shah (@EdmArsenal) June 6, 2016
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