'Udta Punjab' row: Bombay HC raps Censor Board, asks how can words like election, MLA, MP be deleted
The CBFC is said to have demanded an alteration of the narrative with as many as 89 cuts.
New Delhi: Bombay High Court on Thursday pulled up Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over the controversy surrounding upcoming Bollywood release 'Udta Punjab'.
As per News agency ANI, Bombay HC has asked the petitioners whether all 13 suggestions made by CBFC were bad.
A writ petition is yet to be admitted and the court was not satisfied by the reasons stated by CBFC for the cuts in film, claims News18.
"How can you delete words like 'election', 'MLA' and 'MP'? Are you suggesting that the movie depicts Punjab as only a drug capital?" the court questioned Censor Board.The hearing has been adjourned till tomorrow, as per ANI.
Reportedly, Phantom Films moved the court on Wednesday morning, seeking a copy of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Revising Committee order suggesting changes to the film set for a June 17 release.
The CBFC is said to have demanded an alteration of the narrative with as many as 89 cuts. The makers were apparently even asked to drop 'Punjab' fro the title, and it was suggested that the film be set in a fictitious setting instead of a particular state.