If you are amongst those very excited about Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming film Udta Punjab, hold your horses, for the jolly folks of the Indian film censor board have gotten scissor happy again. The board has outdone itself by making a record 89 cuts in the film and there is also a demand to drop the word Punjab from the film and to base the movie in a fictional state. Apparently, censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani and is cronies feel that the film in its present state is not appropriate enough for the fine upstanding citizens of this great nation. Already the trolls are having a field day with a number of people outraged by the Censor board’s reaction. Chief amongst those is filmmaker extraordinaire Anurag Kashyap himself who went so far as to Tweet to PM Narendra Modi demanding justice for Udta Punjab. Just check out these incensed tweets by the director who is clearly not in a bargaining mood.
There is no film more honest than UDTA PUNJAB .. And any person or party opposing it is actually GUILTY of promoting drugs— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 6, 2016
I always wondered what it felt like to live in North Korea .. Ab to plane pakadney ki bhi zaroorat nahin..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 6, 2016
I request Congress, AAP and other political parties to stay out of my battle. It's my Rights vs the Censorship. I speak only on my behalf— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 7, 2016
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