Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, starring ‘Udta Punjab’ has been receiving a lot of problems. According to the latest information, censor board has asked to remove all the references with ‘Punjab’ which includes a change in the title and an approximate total of 89 cuts!
Where bollywood celebrities, sports persons, and fans are trying to promote the need of releasing Udta Punjab, some politicians are using it to target the government.
Earlier today Anurag Kashyap, producer of the film, had expressed his angst on censor board’s decision through his twitter handle by following tweets.
In his recent tweet, he asked the political parties to not get involved and not to make it a new political issue.
Other actors/directors have also been supporting the makers of Udta Punjab on this matter.
Shahid Kapoor, who plays the lead role in Udta Punjab said, “Just because the title is Udta Punjab, everyone is thinking the problem is only in Punjab. It (drug abuse) is not a problem for Punjab but the youth. Everyone associated with the film believes the issue genuinely concerns the youth and not just the Punjabis which is why it is a Hindi film and not Punjabi.”
“The future generation needs to be aware of the potential threat of substance abuse. Drug abuse is considered very cool these days. Earlier, people would ask those taking drugs at parties to do it discretely but nowadays it is uncool if you are not doing it. This film is trying to spread awareness about an issue that is an issue for an entire generation. Please, I would request all of you not to limit it to Punjab,” he added.
After getting huge support from the fans, Shahid tweeted:
The movie is set to release on June 17.
Its high time censor board changes it policies of censorship and doesn’t come under the influence of any political party. All we hope is that the committee thinks more radically and gives a green flag to the film. Wishing the team of #UdtaPunjab Good Luck!