Shahid Kapoor’s new filmt Udta Punjab went through a lot of struggle to get a release without any cuts.
Bombay High Court had passed the film with just one cut. After a prolonged battle with the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over 89 cuts in the film,
The film finally released on June 17 but is once again facing another road block.
While the film has released in India and overseas, it is struggling to get a release in Pakistan.
According to the chairman of Censor Board Sindh, Fakhr-Alam, they have asked the distributor to delete certain scenes due to the abusive language.
Reports suggest that the law and censor code does not allow the extreme amount of abusive language.
After the asked scenes will be removed, they will review the film and issue a certificate. Till then, Udta Punjab won’t be released.
For Shahid Kapoor this was the best weekend numbers of his 13 year career. This is how his recent films have scored:
Udta Punjab – 33.80 crore
R… Rajkumar – 30.7 crore
Shaandaar – 27.4 crore (first 3 days, since it released on Thursday)
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero – 21.25 crore
Haider – 19.45 crore (first 3 days, since it released on Thursday)