The internet is going absolutely crazy with the news about Udta Punjab being banned by the censor board…
Well, relax guys. The Shahid-Alia-Kareena starrer is not banned!
Anurag Kashyap has clarified the situation on Twitter:
“For the record ,”Udta Punjab” is not banned. The examining committe has deferred the decision to Revising and due process is on. And due process takes it own time so please abstain for spreading a BAN rumour. There is nothing to speak on the subject as of now. A film is banned only when examining, revising and FCAT all three refuse certificate. And then you fight it out in Supreme Court.”
Some members of the first leg of the screening process (the Examining Committee) saw the film last week, found that some drug abuse scenes by Shahid were too inappropriate and needed cuts (apparently 40 cuts in total).
But, this clarification by Kashyap was seriously needed to calm us all down.
Phew!!! That would have been a serious bummer!
So Relax and wait for the Movie