Will it never end? Another petition opposite ‘Udta Punjab’, this time in Supreme Court

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An NGO has reportedly filed a petition in a Supreme Court, opposite a Bombay High Court outcome that privileged a recover of Udta Punjab, with a singular cut.

The NGO, Human Rights Awareness, contends that a Bombay HC can't order on what cuts can be done in a film. Further, a petition states that a film depicts Punjab in a disastrous vein. The peak justice has destined a NGO’s warn to record all a imperative paperwork and it will afterwards take a call on either or not to hear a case, by Thursday.

The Bombay HC had been approached by Udta Punjab’s producers Phantom Films and Balaji Motion Pictures, after a reworking cabinet of a Central Board of Film Certification did not give them a paperwork regarding to all a cuts a house wanted, before extenuation it an ‘A’ certificate.

By a time a group did accept a documenta from a CBFC, a Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) that could have certified a petition opposite a statute of a CBFC’s reworking committee, was on a leave of absence, so Phantom and Balaji had to directly proceed a Bombay High Court.

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The Bombay HC had upbraided a CBFC for overstepping a end as a acceptance physique and behaving as a censoring agency; and also criticised a countless cuts it had asked for as a condition for extenuation an ‘A’ certificate to Udta Punjab.

On Tuesday, a Udta Punjab group — Anurag Kashyap, Ekta Kapoor, Abhishek Chaubey, Diljit Dosanjh, Madhu Mantena, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt — had addressed a press discussion to demonstrate their thankfulness for a Bombay HC verdict, that meant that their film could accommodate a scheduled 17 Jun recover date.

Anurag was asked then, what a group would do if any postulant motionless to proceed a peak justice opposite a film. “What can one do? Anurag had replied. “We’ll have to go to justice and benefaction a box once again.”

While some-more sum are awaited on a NGO’s petition opposite a Bombay HC outcome in a Supreme Court, there is one some-more box that is tentative opposite Udta Punjab — in a Punjab and Haryana HC.

After a Jalandhar-based disciple Wattan Sharma filed a petition opposite Udta Punjab for depicting a state and a girl in a “bad light”, a Punjab HC allocated a row to perspective a film on Tusday, 14 June, and benefaction a news on a calm by Thursday, 16 June.