You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Controversial film 'Udta Punjab' leaked online

However, the film's team managed to remove it online on war footing from torrent sites

Topics
Udta Punjab

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Controversial film 'Udta Punjab' leaked online

Controversial film "Udta Punjab" was leaked online on Wednesday, two days ahead of its scheduled release in theatres. However, the film's team managed to remove it online on war footing from torrent sites.

On Wednesday afternoon, it emerged that Abhishek Chaubey directed, which has been in news for the makers' run-in with the censor board, was available on torrent sites for illegal download. However, soon the download links were "removed due to a copyright complaint", the websites read.

As per multiple online platforms which had snapshots from the leaked copy, one could say it was a copy of the film submitted to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) as it also featured some scenes which the censor board had objected to.

There were also reports that the leaked copy had a run-time of two hours 20 minutes.

When contacted, a representative of the movie's makers, told IANS: "No comments."

"Udta Punjab" was in news after the censor board suggested that the makers alter the movie by 89 cuts. Later, it went to the Revising Committe, which brought it down to 13 cuts. However, the Bombay High Court on Monday gave the drug-themed movie a green signal for release after making just one cut and inserting three disclaimers.

The bone of contention for the CBFC was that "Udta Punjab" was showcasing Punjab in a poor light, with a highlight on its festering problem of drugs.

"Udta Punjab" stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, June 15 2016. 18:21 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.