Well we all know about the controversy between the censor board of India and the the makers of Udta Punjab. The issue became so violent that the maker Anurag has to go to the court to seek justice but at last the court allowed them to release their film across India by going through with just one cut in which Shahid Kapoor was urinating in the public apart from that 13 cuts demanded by the censor board.
Udta Punjab to release in Pakistan after 100 cuts
The film is running smoothly at the Indian Box Office but the Pakistani Censor Board has demanded 100 cuts before allowing the movie to release across Pakistan. The board is demanding 100 cuts because they believe that there is much “objectionable content” in the film Udta Punjab.
“All 10-members of the CBFC have unanimously allowed ‘Udta Punjab’ to be released after editing objectionable content,” Mubashir Hasan, the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) head, told PTI. Hasan said almost every dialogue had offensive words so they asked for major cuts in the Punjab-set drug drama.
“We have cut all derogatory and offensive words/dialogues and anti-Pakistan content from the film. More than 100 cuts, mutes, beeps have been suggested to the film’s distributor. Once he will complete the editing as per the requirement of the board, it will again be presented before it for final approval,” Hasan said.
The board members said that we never judge movies on an anti Islam or anti Pakistan issue but it is that content or offensive language that is creating hindrance in the release of the movie, once the management agrees to that 100 cuts we will take the movie to the final approval stage. They also said that we never banned the movie but we are concerned about that language therefore demanding cuts.
“‘Udta Punjab’ does not fall in that category. We have asked the distributor to delete those scenes which even slightly refer to Pakistan and words like ‘786’ (which refers to Bismillah) and words ‘Maryam’. Udta Punjab is likely to be screened across Pakistan this weekend,” the distributor said.