Udta Punjab a film based on Drug menace in Punjab got support from corners of Bollywood, Political, sports circles as well as people too want to see the Movie. Yesterday Twitterite broke out all records when out of 10 twitter trends in India , 6 trends are related to the movie Udta Punjab.
A press conference was organized by Film’s co producer Anurag Kashyap in which almost all Directors, Producers were present to show their support to the movie. It was a rare occasion when many members from the industry, came together to speak out against the “dictatorship” of CBFC chairperson, Pahlaj Nihalani, who has been in office for the last one year. Udta Punjab’s lead actors Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, alongwith filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, producers Anurag Kashyap, Ekta Kapoor, director Abhishek Chaubey and other film fraternities held a press conference on Wednesday (June 8) to fight against the film’s censorship in Mumbai.
Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt and Anurag Kashyap alleged that the Censor Board was intentionally delaying the film’s clearance.
On Twitter those who show support are
When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar,you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say. #UdtaPunjab
— Gauri Shinde (@gauris) June 8, 2016
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) June 9, 2016
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) June 9, 2016
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 9, 2016
The makers of #UdtaPunjab could make use of the opportunity and rename it as ‘Jab We Cut’. ‘Jab We Met’ fans will be happy with the sequel.
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) June 9, 2016
So, if the Producers make 89 changes in the film, the ‘A’dult population can see the film. #UdtaPunjab CBFC should start writing scripts.
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) June 9, 2016
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) June 9, 2016
— Times of India (@timesofindia) June 9, 2016
— EconomicTimes (@EconomicTimes) June 8, 2016
— Amitabh Bachchan FC (@Thekkapoor) June 8, 2016
#Udtapunjab known for better things like love,peace,bhaichara,culture,respect,freedom fighters,spotsmans,music,I m a proud PUNJABI nd INDIAN
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) June 7, 2016
Reality cannot be censored #UdtaPunjab
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) June 7, 2016
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) June 7, 2016
#UdtaPunjab speaks of the reality of our times….censoring reality amounts to delusion…..the fraternity has to stand by what’s right!!
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 6, 2016
What is this I’m hearing about #UdtaPunjab? Makes me very, very angry.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) June 6, 2016
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 6, 2016
Those who say dat der r no drugs or illegal medicines easily available in Punjab..dont kno de real pain of punjab
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) June 7, 2016
Families have lost their youth to easy drugs and lack of rehabs in de state.. so can’t shut our eyes to this 🙈🙉🙊
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) June 7, 2016
Power is the most dangerous addiction of all & someone in the CBFC seems to be tripping hard on Lassi in the Sky with Diamonds. #UdtaPunjab
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 7, 2016
U know a lot of people in our fraternity speak up for other causes, it’s time we stood up for our own. #UdtaPunjab deserves a proper release
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 7, 2016
#UdtaPunjabCensored What else cud one expect in Modi regime?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 8, 2016
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) June 9, 2016
— soha ali khan (@sakpataudi) June 6, 2016
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 9, 2016
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 9, 2016
If u truly believe in ur film then u must be willing to fight to the end. We did with Bandit Queen all the way to Supreme Court #UdtaPunjab
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) June 9, 2016
Others who say the same are
Mahesh Bhatt: The year is 2016, we have a globally connected population. All the talk of growth and progress is poppycock if the freedom of our founding fathers is taken away. Do you want to turn India into Saudi Arabia?
Zoya Akhtar: There are many things which are made which offend me by how they portray women. But I cannot stop them. I can choose not to buy the ticket. Udta Punjab needs to release, denying a problem does not help it.
Udta Punjab‘s lead actor Shahid Kapoor: Let us make sure we fight for what this country stands for.
Imtiaz Ali: Anything that attacks the freedom of speaking is frustrating…we don’t need to tolerate it unnecessarily.