- Udta Punjab stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan
- There is nothing to speak on the subject as of now: Anurag Kashyap
- Udta Punjab has been directed by Abhishek Chaubey
Mr Kashyap, on Saturday, tweeted putting an end to rumours surrounding the ban on the film.
For the record ,"Udta Punjab" is not banned. The examining committe has deferred the decision to Revising and due process is on.— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 28, 2016
And due process takes it own time so please abstain for spreading a BAN rumour. There is nothing to speak on the subject as of now.— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 28, 2016
A film is banned only when examining, revising and FCAT all three refuse certificate . And then you fight it out in Supreme Court— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 28, 2016
A statement released on behalf of Udta Punjab producers Balaji Motion Pictures also dismissed rumours about the film’s ban. "To set the record straight, Udta Punjab has not been banned. The examining committee has deferred the decision to the Revising committee and the due process is on,” said Aman Gill, CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures LTD shares.
According to multiple media reports, the Central Board of Film Certification gave a complete no-permit to release Udta Punjab, citing "excessive swearing, abusive language and drug consumption" in its content.
Udta Punjab, which stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, is a story that revolves around drug abuse in Punjab and how the youth have succumbed to it.
The Abhishek Chaubey-directed film has been co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl as part of their Phantom Films banner, along with Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Aman Gill and Sameer Nair.