The censor board has passed the controversial drug-themed Bollywood film ‘Udta Punjab’ with 13 cuts under the ‘A’ category, as reported by Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani.
“We have today cleared Udta Punjab under A (restricted for adult audience) category after 13 cuts,” said Nihalani.
According to Nihalani, who was storming in the media for suggesting a very number of cuts, said nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification watched the film and “unanimously’ passed it after 13 cuts.
“The CBFCs job is now over. It is now up to the producer to go to the court or tribunal. We will implement the order,” Nihalani said.
The CBFC’s reviewing committee had proposed several changes in the movie.
Furthermore, Nihalani elucidated that he never called himself as “chamcha” (flatterer) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“There is nothing wrong in admiring the Prime Minister. I never said (I am) a chamcha,” he said.
The Phantom Films (makers of the movie) had approached the Bombay High Court against an order of the revising committee of CBFC suggesting numerous changes in the film.
The HC had on Friday said that the makers of ‘Udta Punjab‘ should restrain obscene and vulgar scenes.
The Abhishek Chaubey-directed film is slated to release on June 17.