Mumbai: The makers of “Udta Punjab” said they finally got the censor certificate in hand on Wednesday evening, and the film is all set to hit the screens on Friday.
A post on the official twitter handle of Balaji Motion pictures, one of the co-producers of Abhishek Chaubey’s film, read: “And UdtaPunjab finally gets the UdtaCertificate!!
“Let’s fly high in 2 days!”
Meanwhile, Manoj Desai, Executive Director of Gaiety Galaxy and Maratha Mandir Cinema, said that the certificate came “at around 7 in the evening and now the advance booking will open from tomorrow (Thursday) morning”.
The pre-release buzz of “Udta Punjab” is immense given the legal war that followed the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) order for a whopping 89 cuts to make the movie fit for release.
The censors brought down that number to 13 later. Eventually, however, the Bombay High Court ruled it could release with just one scene cut.
The film, co-produced by Phanton Films and Balaji Motion Pictures, features Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh.