HC to de­cide Udta Pun­jab fate to­day

Cen­sor board clears film with ‘A’ cer­tifi­cate, 13 cuts; war of words erupts

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Kan­chan Chaud­hari and Ji­gar Shah ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: The Bom­bay high court is ex­pected to de­cide the fate of the film Udta Pun­jab on Thurs­day, a day af­ter the film’s pro­duc­ers re­ceived an or­der from the Cen­tral Board of Film Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion grant­ing the movie an ‘A’ (adults only) cer­tifi­cate sub­ject to 13 changes, in­clud­ing a few cuts.

Though there has been no of­fi­cial con­fir­ma­tion, ac­cord­ing to reports, the cen­sor board’s 13 con­di­tions in­clude: re­mov­ing ‘Pun­jab’ from the film’s ti­tle and all men­tions of cities such as Ja­land­har, Chandi­garh and

Am­rit­sar from the movie, delet­ing swear words from songs, re­mov­ing words such as ‘elec­tions’, ‘MP’, ‘MLA’ and ‘par­lia­ment’, delet­ing a scene that de­picts drug

use and one in which the hero uri­nates be­fore a crowd, re­mov­ing the name of a dog called Jackie Chan, and in­clud­ing in the movie ef­forts made by the govern­ment to tackle the drug prob­lem. CON­TIN­UED ON P10 RE­LATED REPORTS, P8 CEN­SOR SCIS­SORS SNIP AWAY, AGAIN, P12

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