The movie "Udta Punjab," starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, has left the censor board divided. It has been reported that members of the board had a difference of opinion regarding the number of cuts the film should undergo.
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, "Udta Punjab" apparently includes a number of expletives in the dialogues, and also the film will show drug consumption as it is based on the issue. The film was reportedly not passed by the Examining Committee as there was a difference of opinion on the number of cuts it should have. However, they agreed on granting "Udta Punjab" an "A" certificate.
"Three members felt fewer cuts would be fine, but one of them put his foot down to say that he wanted a far higher number of cuts. All efforts made by the RO (Regional Officer) to ensure that the four end up on the same page proved futile," SpotboyE quoted a source as saying.
The movie will now be forwarded to the Revising Committee that will be headed by either Nandini Sardesai or the Central Board of Film Certification Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani, the report said. "Udta Punjab" will present Shahid as a drug-addicted rockstar, Alia as an aspiring Bihari hockey player, Kareena as a doctor and Diljit as a police officer.
Trailer of the movie was released sometime ago, and received positive response from the audience. The film, based on the issue of substance abuse in Punjab, is slated to be released on June 17.