Saturday, May 28th, 2016

40 cuts in Udta Punjab: Film makers suspect agenda

Narada Desk | May 28, 2016 5:26 pm Print
In a series of tweets on Saturday, the Gangs of Wasseypur director said that the examining committe has deferred the decision to Revising and due process is on

Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap said the rumours doing rounds about Udta Punjab, starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Dilikit Dosanjh are baseless. There were news that the movie directed by Abhishek Chaubey was banned by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) which popularly known as Censor Board.

Balaji Telefilms and Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Productions are the producers of the movie.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, the Gangs of Wasseypur director said that the examining committe has deferred the decision to Revising and due process is on.

For the record,”Udta Punjab” is not banned. The examining committe has deferred the decision to Revising and due process is on. He also requested all film lovers to abstain from spreading ban rumours.

“A film is banned only when examining, revising and FCAT all three refuse certificate. And then you fight it out in Supreme Court,” he tweeted. He also slammed the Censor Board’s decision to cut many scenes from the movie, even after the film makers are ready to obtain an A certificate due the unavoidable cuss words and dialogues in the movie.

According to the sources, the Examining Committee has directed to cut around 40 scenes from the film citing “excessive swearing, abusive language and drug consumption” in the movie. However, the producers have not agreed to such massive cut in the movie which will affect the flow of the movie so badly.

Producer Anurag has approached the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) to get clearance for the movie, without such a cut in a large number in the movie.

“I want to follow a democratic process. Sometimes, with the RC, it doesn’t feel democratic, because they take their decision and call you in. In the FCAT, you can present your point of view and make your case for why certain scenes or lines in the film are important,” he said.

So far, many celebrities and film producers have come forward extending support to the flim crew advocating for a sudden release of the movie. Many also suspected ‘agenda’ behind the move against the movie as it exposes drug abuse problems in Punjab.

“I was convinced that the government would do nothing with recommendations from any committee on censorship. I was right,” Famous director Hansal Mehta tweeted.

Actress Shruti Seth  put her sarcastic take on the Censor Board’s decision.

“Well done CensorBoard. Clearly, no political agenda with decimating Udta Punjab. Must be exhausting keeping India so sanskari,” she tweeted.

Earlier, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has come down heavily against the movie, right after its trailer released. The party also showed its ire upon the movie, since it lessen the chances of the party against Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Congress in the poll-bound Punjab. The party officials also stated that the movie is a bid to portray the state negatively before a larger audience.

The trailer of the movie without beeps, where many cuss words found its place in was a super hit among the film lovers.

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