Minutes after the Bombay High Court verdict arrived on Monday, which cleared the decks for the release of Udta Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notice to the Government of India, the producers and Central Board Of Film Certification asking them to explain whether the film's should be restrained or not, according to a report by The Hindustan Times.
Udta Punjab negatively brands the state and it’s youth, Advocate Wattan Sharma said in his petition. “If the film is released, it will have adverse repercussions all over Punjab,” said Wattan's lawyer Karan Bharihoke, according to The Indian Express report.
A notice has been sent to Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films, in which high court has asked them for explanation as to why the film should not be restrained.
In response to the petition of Watta Sharma, a High Court has ordered a screening of Udta Punjab on Tuesday, where advocate of Bombay High Court SN Kantawala will also be present.
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