Udta Punjab Vs Censor Board: Many Filmmakers Say No Place For Censorship

Producer Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Udta Punjab’, which has run into trouble with Censor Board, got support from many known filmmakers.

The censor board ordered 89 cuts in the film, asked Punjab to be removed from the title and no reference should be made to elections.


Filmmakers supported freedom of expression and said there is no place for censorship in today’s time.


Pahlaj Nihalani, CBFC chief, alleged that Anurag Kashyap took money from AAP for the on-going brawl.


Kashyap, who had earlier called Nihalani a dictator, denied the allegation and raised the issue of ‘censorship’.



The board’s decision has been linked by many to next year’s assembly elections in Punjab, where the drug menace is being used by opposition parties in  their campaign.


The film, which is slated to be released on June 17, hasn’t received the censor certificate yet. The makers of the film have moved Bombay High Court against the CBFC order.

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