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Hail Bombay High Court! Udta Punjab wins its big fight with Censor Board!

4 months ago 0
And finally the verdict for Udta Punjab is out! Here’s what the HC had to say about the whole issue. It’s D-Day for Udta Punjab with respect to the HC verdict over the censorship controversy. The whole scene fell in the eyes of media when we exclusively found out how CBFC  asked Read Article ▶

Udta Punjab row: Pahlaj Nihalani DENIES asking Punjab to be dropped from the title

4 months ago 0
Downplaying his role in the controversy, Nihalani said he never imposes his views Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, who is at the centre of the row over Udta Punjab, today said the cuts suggested in the drug-themed movie were as per the guidelines and not influenced by him. Read Article ▶

Udta Punjab row: A journo live tweeted how Bombay HC nailed the hearing with CBFC!

4 months ago 0
CBFC should only certify, not censor, says the court Udta Punjab controversy number 1- Were Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor uncomfortable around each other at the trailer launch of the film? Read Article ▶

Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s Udta Punjab to release on 17th June?

4 months ago 0
Since the film is now receiving positive remarks from HC, will it release as scheduled? Read on… The battle is finally over! Well, let’s hope it is! We found out that apart from one scene where Shahid Kapoor is peeing on the crowd, there’s nothing else the High Court wishes to censor from Read Article ▶

Bombay High Court shows CBFC its right place in the Udta Punjab row and Twitter rejoices!

4 months ago 0
At a time when Udta Punjab is being harassed for its content, Twitter has stood beside the film like a rock. They have been trending hashtags one after the other and after Bombay High Court showed CBFC its right place, they have erupted with multiple emotions. Here's a glimpse of that... Read Article ▶

FCAT to hear Udta Punjab issue on June 17

4 months ago 0
This might be the silver lining in the entire fiasco The issue of cuts insisted by the censor board of India in the film “Udta Punjab” will come up for hearing before the Film Certification and Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) on June 17. Read Article ▶

Shahid Kapoor – Alia Bhatt’s Udta Punjab to be released UNCENSORED on June 17?

4 months ago 0
The movie has run into trouble with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over references to Punjab and the drugs racket in the state. Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced he will release uncensored copies of Bollywood movie ‘Udta Punjab’ in Majitha town near Amritsar in the state on June 17. Read Article ▶

BSP leader Mayawati comes out in support of Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s Udta Punjab

4 months ago 0
The Censor Board’s Review Committee has suggested several changes and removing references to Punjab in the film. BSP supremo Mayawati today said there was “nothing wrong” with the film Udta Punjab and backed the drug-themed Bollywood movie which is in the eye of an escalating censorship row. Read Article ▶

Mukesh Bhatt demands Pahlaj Nihalani’s removal from the post of CBFC chief

4 months ago 0
Udta Punjab has reportedly been suggested 89 cuts by the censor board. Film Producers’ Guild of India president Mukesh Bhatt on Wednesday appealed to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to remove Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani as, he said, Nihlani can ‘only do harm to the industry’. Read Article ▶

Ex-CBFC chief Leela Samson REVEALS dirty secrets about the committee

4 months ago 0
Breaking a vow of silence over matters of the CBFC, Samson on Wednesday took to her Facebook page to share her views Udta Punjab is yet another movie being “slaughtered” at the hands of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says veteran danseuse Leela Samson, who had resigned from her post as censor board […] Read Article ▶

Kalki Koechlin: Certification board should decide what rating to give to a movie without any cuts

4 months ago 0
She spoke in reference to the on going Udta Punjab controversy Amid the raging controversy over her former husband Anurag Kashyap’s co-production Udta Punjab, National Award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin has said the censor board must only rate a movie, and not cut it. Read Article ▶

After Udta Punjab row, central government to consolidate a new set of guidelines for censor board?

4 months ago 0
The I&B ministry sources, however, said that previous court orders make it clear that in any dispute the I&B ministry cannot intervene or help resolve the dispute. Amid the raging controversy over the film Udta Punjab, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Wednesday sought to make it clear that the government cannot interfere in the […] Read Article ▶

Bombay High Court to hear petition filed by Udta Punjab makers on Thursday

4 months ago 0
A division bench of Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari and Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi allowed the plea and posted the matter for hearing on Thursday. The Bombay High Court will hear on Thursday a petition filed by Phantom Films, the co-producers of the drug-themed upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Udta Punjab’. Read Article ▶

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on censor board: System of cuts by should be abolished

4 months ago 0
We should have a rating system, says the director The “scissors” of the censor board must be abolished, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, a part of the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) revamp panel led by celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, said in the wake of the controversy around the film Udta Punjab. Read Article ▶

Udta Punjab is a very well-made film, says Shyam Benegal

4 months ago 0
A special screening of the movie was organised for Benegal Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who heads the government-appointed revamp panel of the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC), on Wednesday watched the controversial Udta Punjab and appreciated it for being “very well-made”. Read Article ▶