Noted scriptwriter Salim Khan is happy to see the film industry coming together in support of “Udta Punjab” which is caught up in a censorship battle.
Produced by Phantom films and Balaji Motion Pictures, the Abhishek Chaubey-directed film that delves into the drug menace in the state of Punjab, faced troubles with Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) which demanded 89 cuts in the film. It also included removal of the word “Punjab” from the movie as well its title.
The 80-year-old “Sholay” writer took to Twitter to praise the film fraternity for its united stand on the issue.
“This is the 1st time the industry is united. Else the producer fought his battle alone against the whims and outdated morality of the censors. Keep it up. The winning post though far but can be seen,” Salim wrote.
“Udta Punjab” starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh is scheduled for release on June 17.
Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Shekhar Kapur, Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt among other noted film personalities have come out in support of the film.