Udta Punjab censor row; CBFC order cuts

New Delhi :  The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has come out with an entire list of cuts they have demanded from the makers of controversial film 'Udta Punjab' CBFC informed the Bombay High Court, that they had granted 'A' certificate to the drug-themed movie 'Udta Punjab' after ordering some cuts. Co-producer Anurag Kashyap yesterday approached the Court claiming that his film hadn't received any certification from CBFC, despite the officials having watched the movie on June 3. CBFC, who first asked for 94 cuts had now brought them down to 13. The complete list of all the cuts recommended for Udta Punjab includes the change of audio/video disclaimer to 'The film focusses on the rising menace of drugs and war against drugs and is an attempt to show ill-effects of drugs on today's youth and the social fabric. We acknowledge the battle against drugs being fought by the government and the police. But this battle cannot be won unless the people of India unite against the menace". Sign of Board of Punjab in the beginning should be deleted, the official list read. Punjab, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Tarantaran, Jashanpura, Ambesar, Ludhiana and Molga to be deleted from backbackground and dialogue wherever it occurs.Delete Chittave song, the list added. All cuss words from the movie should be removed. Word like 'election', 'MP', 'party', 'MLA', 'Punjab', 'Parliament' should be removed from the movie. to remove few scene from one of the song in the movie, which show side portion of Sardars scratching/itching. Close-up shots of injecting the drugs wherever it appears, should be removed, the list reads The shot of urinating by Tommy in front of the crowd, the line 'Jamin Banzar te Aulad Kanjar', the name of the dog as 'Jackie Chan', should be removed, the list added. Second disclaimer of fiction to be increased according to audio/video. Anurag, through his counsel, had told the court that they will check the suggestions given by CBFC and will respond with an amended plea today.

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