CBFC makes submissions on 'Udta Punjab', defends delay

| Friday, June 10, 2016 - 20:49
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CBFC makes submissions on 'Udta Punjab', counsel defends delay

Mumbai: As the controversy over much-debated Bollywood flick 'Udta Punjab' mounts, The CBFC on Friday defended the cuts suggested in the movie.
During the court's hearing, CBFC lawyer Sethna said,"The film makers are aware of the fact that the hearing is scheduled for 17th June in Tribunal. In their petition there are many allegations against us indicating that we in purpose delaying the release of the movie. An application was made for film in hindi language. However, in the petition they have written it's hindi punjabi. Here lies the technical difference. The CBFC was never told it's hindi punjabi film".
According to the CBFC, the words that have been asked to cut are in Punjabi language. 
The Bombay High Court had earlier asked the CBFC to give reasons for suggesting 89 cuts in the movie. Justice SC Dharmadhikari had also questioned the Censor Board stating this is not the first time an issue like drug menace is being portrayed in the movies.
The producers of Udta Punjab moved the Bombay High Court against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for advising 89 cuts and giving an A certificate to the film on Wednesday (June 8).

The cuts demanded by CBFC:
References to Punjab at various places
Scene showing Tommy Singh(Shahid Kapoor) urinating before a crowd
A dog named Jacky Chain
A line saying Punjab Di Zameen Banjar aur Aualaad Kanjar(illegitimate)
Sign of Board of Punjab in the beginning
Words such as Punjab, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Tarantaran, Jashanpura, Ambesar, Ludhiana and Molga to be delted from backbackground and dialogue as and when they occur
Song no. 1 delete the word Chiitave and H*r*mi at all places
Offensive and abusive words used in the movie
First audio/video disclaimer 
Second disclaimer of fiction 



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