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Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khattar speaks on 'Udta Punjab' controversy and makes a lot of sense

Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khattar has something to say on the ongoing controversy surrounding censorship of ‘Udta Punjab’.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
Published on: June 07, 2016 15:03 IST
Udta Punjab
Udta Punjab

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing controversy surrounding censorship of ‘Udta Punjab’, actor Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khattar has something to say on the burning issue.

The lad, who has worked as an assistant to director Abhishek Chaubey in the movie based on drug abuse in Punjab, took to Facebook to express his opinion on the matter. He reacted over the censorship from personal front as well as from the perspective of the audience. And he made a lot of sense.

“There are many things I'd like to say about how massively disappointing the authorities have been but for now I'd prefer to focus on how very important it is for our nation's people to watch this film and learn what it has to offer. I'm not only speaking from a personal front, being that I'm one of the many who've put their blood and sweat into making a picture about the drug epidemic that's plaguing Punjab (a reality I have seen first hand), but also as an audience. I hope we can watch ‪#‎udtapunjab the way it is meant to be watched.”

Earlier, Shahid Kapoor too came forward to clear the air about the content of ‘Udta Punjab’.He urged his fans not to club the movie with a particular state and said that 'drug epidemic is not the problem of Punjab but the whole of country.

‘Udta Punjab’, which is slated to release on June 17, is facing great trouble in clearance with the Censor Board. The CBFC (central Board of Film Certification) has declined to give certification to the movie citing use of excessive ‘cuss words and has levied as many as 40 cuts.

Moreover, the review committee has even asked the ‘Udta Punjab’ filmmakers to drop Punjab from the title as well as any reference to the state in the movie.

This strict stand of Censor Board has completely miffed Anurag Kashyap (producer), who lashed his anger on twitter and compared the censorship with dictatorship in North Korea.