Bombay High Court orders only one cut in ‘Udta Punjab’

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

'Udta Punjab' poster
‘Udta Punjab’ poster

The controversy surrounding Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Udta Punjab’ is over after the Bombay High Court ruled that the film can release with just one cut.

The court want one scene involving a character in the film urinating deleted.

The court has also ordered the deletion of some abusive words. A ruling cited in The Indian Express said, ���We are not in agreement that in some films cuss words have been allowed so these should be allowed here too. There is no need to assert or incorporate abusive words in every dialogue.”

The court said that the film does not question “sovereignty or integrity” of India. It said, “We have read script in entirety to see if film encourages drugs. We do not find the film questions sovereignty or integrity of India by the names of cities, reference to state or by a signpost.”

‘Udta Punjab’ stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh.

‘Udta Punjab’ is now clear for release this weekend.