Anurag Kashyap's 'Udta Punjab' won an arduos battle against the CBFC for its release in India. The film finally released with an 'A' certificate. Now the film will release in Pakistan with several cuts and beeps and also an 'A' certificate.
"All the foul language, including swearing at and derogatory words, remarks have been muted along with certain excisions of scenes. The movie has been granted 'A' rating by the Full Board of CBFC (Central Board of Film Censors)," Mobashir Hasan, chairperson, CBFC, told IANS from Islamabad in response to queries through social media.
He added, "Scenes which even subtly refer to Pakistan, word '786', words 'Maryam kee seerat' and all the foul language and such words have been excised, muted and beeped." Fakhr-e-Alam, chairperson of the Sindh Censor Board was quoted saying "We have asked a local distributor and importer to mute all abusive language as that is a direct violation of the existing censor code, and a few cuts. The film will be certified soon and hopefully released soon."
"Only after that, the certificate will be issued," Alam said. He added, "Alia Bhatt has just set the bar too high for all the leading ladies."
'Udta Punjab' is an Indian crime drama based on the drug abused state of Punjab.