If you thought problems for Shahid Kapoor’s Udta Punjab had resorted, then you are probably mistaken. Although Bombay High Court has asked CBFC to issue ‘A’ certificate to the film with just one cut, Punjab High Court has issued an order on the film. The order came just few minutes after the Bombay HC cleared the Shahid Kapoor starrer. (ALSO READ: Udta Punjab controversy : One cut as good as 100 cuts, says Vivek Agnihotri) Also Read - Saif Ali Khan Expresses Excitement For Baby No. 4, Says 'This is The Best Age to Bring up Kids'
The Punjab HC has ordered a special screening of the upcoming film before a panel. The panel will examine the film’s content & submit a report by Thursday. The order was issued after a High Court lawyer and Jalandhar resident Wattan Sharma issued a petition to the court. He approached the court asking them to examine the unedited version of Udta Punjab. He also requested the court to restrain the film’s release until the court gave its decision. Also Read - Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Stunning no make-up Pout Selfie Will Drive Away Your Midweek Blues
Accordingly, a single-judge bench of justice M Jeyapaul was set up. Sujay N Kantawala, a Bombay High Court lawyer, was appointed as an impartial adviser to judge the film’s content. Kantawala would decide if Udta Punjab is fit for public viewing after watching the film. He will submit the report of High Court on Thursday. (ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt reveals: Udta Punjab has something very honest and brave about it (Watch video interview) Also Read - Kareena Wears a Dress Worth Rs 3.6K, Sets Goals For Maternity Fashion - Pink, Polka And Zara!
It was told to the court that Udta Punjab portrays Punjabi culture in bad light. It reflects a negative image of Punjabi and the state and more importantly the youth. The movie, if released, can lead to serious repercussions in the Indian state.
During the hearing of the petition, Justice Jeyapaul informed the petitioner that the case is being already considered for judgment in Bombay High Court. But he informed the court that Bombay High Court is dealing with case made by the producer against the CBFC’s ban and cuts issued on the film. (ALSO READ: Udta Punjab verdict: Ecstatic Shahid Kapoor takes to Twitter; thanks fans for support)