Makers of ‘Udta Punjab’ decide not to release the film in Pakistan
After a lot of problems, Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Udta Punjab’ had hit the screens in India on June 17. However, the film didn’t release in Pakistan as the chairman of Censor Board Sindh, Fakhr-Alam, had asked the distributor to delete a few scenes because of the abusive language.
Few days ago, the movie was passed with around 100 cuts and ‘A’ certificate in the neighbouring country. And now, the makers of the film have decided not to release the film out there.
Director Abhishek Chaubey told a leading daily, “It definitely means loss of revenue if the film is not released in Pakistan. But more than that… it would make no sense to release it with the said cuts. The film is intended to convey something and make a point.”
They had moved to court in India after the CBFC here had ordered 89 cuts. “There is no scope to fight our case in Pakistan. So, we decided not to release the film there,” he added.