“Udta Punjab should share profits with Nihalani” for free publicity


Bombay High Court on Monday gave all clear to Anurag Kashyap’s Udta Punjab with just one cut. The verdict by the high court came as an embarrassment to the CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, who had shown his determination to block the release of the movie at any cost.

Film maker Anurag Kashyap had moved Bombay High Court changeling the cuts ordered by CBFC headed by Pahlaj Nihalani.

The film is scheduled to release on 17 June and sources say that it will hit theatres according to plan.


On Sunday, Nihalani said that the CBFC had issued A certificate to Udta Punjab with 13 cuts.

The High Court on Monday directed the CBFC to issue certificate to Udta Punjab within 48 years.

With egg on its face, the CBFC had no option but to accept the verdict.

Kashyap’s lawyer said that the verdict was a vindication of their stand and also victory of their fundamental rights.

Social media soon exploded with the most describing the HC order as a victory to freedom of expression.

Here’s how celebrity and ordinary social media users reacted on the verdict: