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Bombay HC clears 'Udta Punjab' with one cut

Earlier in the day, censor board chief said the movie was given ‘A’ certificate with recommended 13 cuts

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Publish Date: Jun 13 2016 5:36PM | Updated Date: Jun 13 2016 5:41PM

Bombay HC clears 'Udta Punjab' with one cut

The Bombay High Court cleared the film, ‘Udta Punjab’ with only one cut on Monday. The court overruled the CBFC recommended 13 cuts.


A division bench comprising Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari and Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi also directed the Central Board of Film Certification to issue an 'A' Certificate to the film which is scheduled for release on Friday.

Earlier in the day,  Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani said the movie was given 'A' certificate with 13 cuts.

He added that 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.