‘Udta Punjab’ to Be Screened for Shyam Benegal Over Censorship Row

Heading the government-appointed censorship committee, Shyam Benegal will finally watch the movie himself.

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A poster of <i>Udta Punjab. </i>(Photo: Balaji Motion Pictures)
  • An exclusive screening of Abhishek Chaubey’s controversy-ridden “Udta Punjab” has been organised on Wednesday for eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who heads the government-appointed censor board revamp committee.

  • The move comes in the wake of the movie’s producer Anurag Kashyap slamming the board for its apparent issues with the film, which deals with the problem of substance abuse in Punjab. Benegal has said once he watches the movie, he will be in a position to comment on the controversy surrounding it.

  • The board has purportedly raised certain objections to the film regarding references to Punjab, following which the movie may have to go through some changes. Many Bollywood filmmakers like Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt have come out in support of the movie, saying that censoring it is not the solution.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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