Controversies regarding Shahid-Alia-Kareena starrer ‘Udta Punjab’ just doesn’t seem to stop. A huge uproar has been created due to proposed 89 cuts to movie ‘Udta Punjab’ by Censor Board. The producers are already contemplating a move to Supreme Court regarding this matter.
As if that was not enough, the Censor Boards has now demanded that the word ‘Punjab’ be removed from the title of the film.
This has apparently irked Anurag Kashyap, producer of the film, who got on to twitter to vent his anger. He compared this authoritarian regime by censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani to living in North Korea.
I always wondered what it felt like to live in North Korea .. Ab to plane pakadney ki bhi zaroorat nahin..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 6, 2016
There is no film more honest than UDTA PUNJAB .. And any person or party opposing it is actually GUILTY of promoting drugs— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 6, 2016
He went on to tweet Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking to intervene -
Cognizant of the fact that many political parties are waiting to pounce on this issue for electoral gains, he requested them (AAP, Congress and others) to stay out of it -
So please don't colour my fight with any political affiliation because there is none.— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 7, 2016
I request Congress, AAP and other political parties to stay out of my battle. It's my Rights vs the Censorship. I speak only on my behalf— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 7, 2016
Soon, support came pouring for him from Bollywood fraternity -
" Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance". Is Pahalaj Nihalani listening ?— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) June 6, 2016
Whatever the case, we can only hope that the movie is worth controversy!