Mumbai, June 13: Actor-producer Jimmy Sheirgill, who hails from Punjab and has a huge fan following in the state, has refrained from commenting on “Udta Punjab” controversy. The actor says he will watch the film first before sharing any views on it. (Read: Bombay High Court to pronounce order on ‘Udta Punjab’ today) Also Read - Amitabh Bachchan Sends Best Wishes to Rishi Kapoor For Film Jhootha Kahin Ka
When asked for his view on the importance of “Udta Punjab” for today’s youth, he told IANS: “…I don’t want to comment on something without watching it.” Also Read - Rishi Kapoor to Make Comeback to Silver Screen With Jhootha Kahin Ka, First Poster Out
“I don’t want to say something right now and after watching the film, I regret that I shouldn’t have said something like that,” he added. Also Read - Udta Punjab Actor Diljit Dosanjh Finally Unveils Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds Delhi, See Pictures
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demanded 89 cuts, including references to Punjab and expletives used in “Udta Punjab”. Later, the Revising Committee brought down the cuts to 13.
The film has now been granted an ‘A’ certificate with 13 cuts and censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani has said that the film’s makers were never asked to drop Punjab from the title.