Abhishek Chaubey’s “Udta Punjab” deals with drug problem in Punjab but according to filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, the issue is not just limited to the state and he feels the film’s title should be changed to “Udta India”.
“For what it actually represents Udta Punjab Is diminutive... A more truthful and righteous title would be Udta India or Udta World,” the “Veerappan” director tweeted.
The makers of the Shahid Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer have been at the loggerheads with the censor board since the film’s trailer was released in April.
There were reports that the censor board did not clear the film due to expletives and drug use but the makers have clarified that it is still under process for certification. Also starring Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh, “Udta Punjab” is expected to release on June 17.