The producers of Bollywood film Udta Punjab have taken the Censor Board to court.
They have moved the Bombay High Court seeking a copy of the recommendations of the Censor Board’s review committee, which has reportedly ordered 89 cuts and the deletion of references to Punjab, politics and elections from the film.
Well known filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has co-produced Udta Punjab, told NDTV on Monday that he has been unable to appeal against the Censor Board’s decision to a film tribunal because he is yet to get the order it in writing.
Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani has denied a delay in conveying the decision to the makers of Udta Punjab. “The application came to CBFC on Wednesday, Friday we saw the film. Then two days on the weekend we were shut. There was no delay,” he said.
“The list of cuts was ready on Tuesday, Kashyap can take it,” the censor chief said.
Udta Punjab is slated for release on June 17 and Mr Kashyap told NDTV that he hopes to be able to stick to the schedule and release his film without changes.