The film may not be able to stick to its original release date of June 17. Udta Punjab, featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh was slated to release on June 17, yet from the looks of it, it will hit the screens just in July.
. The film that deals with the issue of substance abuse in Punjab ran into trouble with the censor board, with the latter asking for as many as 40 cuts. Unwilling to compromise so heavily on the content, the filmmakers approached the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), asking them to intervene in the matter. This may lead to a delay in the release process.
A source said, “The makers haven’t decided the final date of release yet, but the film will now definitely be out some time in July.”
The most recent we hear is that the censor board needs “Punjab” to be dropped from the title of the film. As indicated by reports, the surveying board of trustees is of the perspective that the title stigmatizes Punjab.
We tried to contact the director and the film’s team, but they remained unavailable for comment. – CINEWS