Udta Punjab, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh was slated to release on June 17, but from the looks of it, it will hit the screens only in July. The film that deals with the issue of substance abuse in Punjab ran into trouble with the censor board, with the latter asking for as many as 40 cuts. Unwilling to compromise so heavily on the content, the filmmakers approached the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), asking them to intervene in the matter. This may lead to a delay in the release process.
A source said, “The makers haven’t decided the final date of release yet, but the film will now definitely be out some time in July.”
The latest we hear is that the censor board wants the word ‘Punjab’ to be dropped from the title of the film. According to reports, the reviewing committee is of the view that the title defames Punjab.
We tried to contact the director and the film’s team, but they remained unavailable for comment....