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‘Udta Punjab’ cleared with 'A' certificate, 13 cuts: Nihalani

Abhishek Chaubey directorial is scheduled to release on June 17

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Publish Date: Jun 13 2016 1:27PM | Updated Date: Jun 13 2016 1:27PM

‘Udta Punjab’ cleared with 'A' certificate, 13 cuts: Nihalani

 "Udta Punjab" has been given an 'A' certificate with 13 cuts, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, adding that the film's makers were never asked to drop Punjab from the title.

 
"'The film has been passed with an A certificate. We have given it 13 cuts," Nihalani told reporters.
 
"Whether they are going to the court or tribunal, and what decision is the court giving, that's for them to see. The producer claimed that we had asked for change in the title, but we never asked them for it."
 
"The producer went to the media for publicity," he added.
 
Co-produced by Phantom Films -- one of whose owners is filmmaker Anurag Kashyap -- and Balaji Motion Pictures -- "Udta Punjab" is a film on the drug menace in Punjab.
 
The Abhishek Chaubey directorial is scheduled to release on June 17.
 
Film has been in news ever since it came to light that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had demanded 89 cuts. Kashyap then condemned Nihalani for his dictatorial ways.
 
The revising committee later brought down the cuts to 13.