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    Posted on 28 May 2016

    The Censor Board Demanded 40 Cuts In “Udta Punjab”, And Twitter Is Understandably Outraged

    But don't worry, it's not banned yet.

    Udta Punjab, an Abhishek Chaubey film starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh, looks at the problems of drug trafficking and abuse in Punjab.

    Balaji Motion Pictures

    According to a dna report, The Censor Board of Film Certification has suggested more than 40 cuts for the movie.

    The cuts demanded involve visuals of substance abuse and scenes showing use of expletives.

    An Indiatimes report went on to claim that the film has been banned which led to considerable outrage on Twitter.

    I condemn the ban on movie Udta Punjab.Instead of trying to hide ground reality with this ban,action should be taken against Drug Mafia.

    It is laughable that we pride ourselves as the largest democracy in the world but let the govt ban films, books with impunity. #UdtaPunjab

    If demonizing drug abuse thru a film is banned, then the message the censor board is giving is that drugs are actually good. #UdtaPunjab

    Well done #CensorBoard Clearly, no political agenda with decimating #UdtaPunjab Must be exhausting keeping India so #sanskari

    Glad to see Punjab authorities tackling the crippling problem of films depicting reality. Truly commendable. #UdtaPunjab

    Anurag Kashyap, who is one of the film's producers, clarified in a series of tweets that Udta Punjab has not been banned.

    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

    Basically, we might still win this one.

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