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Film Industry comes together to support Udta Punjab and fight censorship

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    Udta Punjab is slated for release on June 17, Anurag Kashyap has made clear that "Punjab" cannot be separated from his film.

    Names of Punjab’s cities, the name of the state itself and a dog named Jacky Chain – these are just a few of the 94 cuts that Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has demanded in the adults-only Udta Punjab.

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    "Only the audience has the right to reject a film." said Kashyap

    The CBFC, headed by Pahlaj Nihalani, also has a problem with a dog being named ‘Jacky Chain’ as it appears to be named after the Hollywood star Jacky Chan.

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    Top filmmakers attended a press conference to say they stand with producer Anurag Kashyap's "Udta Punjab,"

    "Nihalani should prove I have taken money. He does not even know how to lie," shot back Mr Kashyap,

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    With the controversy turning political, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Pahlaj Nihlani's statement makes it amply clear that he has stopped the film on the BJP's instructions

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    Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit said they condemned Mr Nihalani's allegation that the film is funded by the Aam Aadmi Party.

    "I demand on behalf of the entire industry... that the ministry should remove Pahlaj Nihalani," said Mukesh Bhatt, head of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India

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    Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, who has ordered 89 cuts in the film.

    Udta Punjab is based on the debilitating drug menace in the state, an issue that both AAP and the Congress have placed at the centre of their campaigns against the Akali Dal-BJP state government in the run-up to assembly elections early next year.

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    At the presser were, filmmakers Imtiaz Ali, Zoya Akhtar, Mukesh Bhatt, Ashoke Pandit and Sudhir Mishra among others.

    Mr Kashyap has said that there is a bullying attitude that counts on financial pressure faced by filmmakers to force them to back down.

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