Mumbai: The final call on the film ‘Udta Punjab’ is yet to be made by the Bombay High Court, but news began to spread on Sunday evening that the film would get Adult (A) certification.
On Friday, the Bombay High Court passed its judgment claiming that the audience is sensible enough to understand what’s right and what’s wrong. “Audience is mature; let the audience decide. How can you say which word is right and which is wrong? Today’s audience is smart and intelligent. They know what is right and what is wrong. Film industry is not a glass which has to be handled with care. What’s the point of making a film if you cut majority of scenes from it? Also, you want to remove the word ‘Punjab’ from the title, which is pointless,” said the judge.
Pahlaj Nihalani, CBFC chief, said that he never asked for the film’s title to be changed. According to PTI, Nihalani, who reportedly suggested a large number of cuts in the film, said nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification watched the film and “unanimously” cleared it after the proposed 13 cuts. “We have today cleared Udta Punjab under A (restricted for adult audience) category after 13 cuts,” Nihalani told reporters on the sidelines of an event.
Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court has reserved the verdict for today, Monday, and has asked the makers of Udta Punjab to add a disclaimer at the beginning of the film.