Call it Udta India or Udta World but not Punjab, suggests Ram Gopal Varma


Director, Ram Gopal Varma, too has joined the ongoing controversy over ‘Udta Punjab, which is being denied a film certificate by the Censor Board for its alleged defamatory film title.

Yesterday, we reported how the Revising Committee of the Censor Board wanted Punjab out of the movie suggesting that the Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer movie be set in a fictional land.

Varma has come of with an idea. He’s asked the makers of Udta Punjab to call the movie ‘Udta India’ or ‘Udta World’ instead.


He took to Twitter to make his suggestion.

“For what it actually represents Udta Punjab Is diminutive.. .A more truthful and righteous title would be Udta India or Udta World,” he tweeted.

The film, which stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan among others, was refused a certificate by the Censor Board. The makers then moved the Revising Committee, which has reportedly given even harsher suggestions to the makers, in order to obtain the certificate.

Strangely, the Reviewing Committeehas described the film, which explores the growing menace of drugs in Punjab, defamatory to the state.

Akali Dal, in the past, had objected to the movie as the state is scheduled to go for elections next year. The ruling BJP-Akali Dal combine have received plenty of flak for the increasingly growing menace of drugs in the state.

The film is co-produced by Phantom Films and Balaji Motion Pictures. The movie, which is scheduled to be released on 17 June, had its first track out last week.