Producers of Udta Punjab have moved the Bombay High Court against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) as their film waits for a certificate from the board. The Censor Board’s reviewing committee has ordered 89 cuts in the film, recommending that all references to Punjab, politics and elections be removed from ‘Udta Punjab’, based on drug abuse in the state. Anurag Kashyap said that his fight against Central Board of Film Certification’s move to censor his film ‘Udta Punjab’ is a fight for his rights.
Udta Punjab is the first big banner film to take up the issue of widespread drug abuse in Punjab. CBFC’s review committee Has reportedly demanded 89 cuts after watching the film and the removal of the word ‘Punjab’ from the title. Anurag Kashyap’s earlier films too have have been censored – most famous being Black Friday.