HC to decide Udta Punjab fate today
Censor board clears film with ‘A’ certificate, 13 cuts; war of words erupts
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