The controversy around the upcoming film Udta Punjab, a film on the drug menace in Punjab, refuses to die down.
Even as some of the biggest filmakers from Bollywood went all out to defend the film and its co-producer Anurag Kashyap in his standoff with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Wednesday, Many actors has also commented on the issue.
Meanwhile, another Bollywood superstar has come out in support of Udta Punjab, which is embroiled in a major controversy over censorship.
Aamir Khan is the latest celebrity to join the list of growing voices from the film industry, who have protested against the censor board’s demands to remove the word Punjab from the title and the story and make 89 cuts.
“It’s very unfortunate. I’m pained that the film is going through this. As per my knowledge, it is based on drug addiction and delivers a social message. I don’t think there is anything that should be cut or audience should be kept away,” Aamir said on the sidelines of an event in Mumbai.
Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar said burying one’s head in the sand will not make the problems disappear. “You can’t certify something as adult and then give 89 cuts. We are in constant denial of what is going on in the society. It’s like it does not exist. There is no drug problem, there is no marital rape, there is no racism… It’s just ridiculous,” she said.
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