After getting in so much controversy — getting banned, asked to apply 89 cuts, and a demand that the name ‘Udta Punjab’ be changed — people started connecting the Censor board with the Modi government. We saw the exchange between Anurag Kashyap, the producer of the film, and Pahlaj Nihalani, head of the Censor board.
Finally, the war has reached the point where political parties are pointing fingers at the Modi government. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal even tweeted about the connection:
Pahlaj Nihlani’s statement makes it amply clear that he has stopped the film on BJP’s instructionsAdvertisement
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 8, 2016
To this as per the source, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, broke his silence and spoke about their connection with the Censor board. He stated that they are in no way involved in the CBFC process. Though, Nihalani said in his statement that he is proud to be a Modi chamcha. Hence, to clear things,Ravi Shankar said,
I think such comments need to be avoided. Our pradhan mantri describes himself as pradhan sevak of the country, and I don’t think the pradhan sevak needs any sycophants.