'Udta Punjab' to release in around 2000 screens

Abhishek Chaubey’s directorial ‘Udta Punjab‘ will be releasing in approximately 2000 screens, this news was revealed by the makers of the movie on Tuesday. The Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor starrer was recently embroiled in a legal tussle with the Censor Board. Finally, the fans and the makers heaved a sigh of relief when the High Court gave an order for its release with only one cut and three disclaimers overruling Censor Board’s diktat of 89 cuts.

Ekta Kapoor, from Balaji Motion Pictures, has produced the film along with Phantom Pictures, which comprises of Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena among others. Recently Ekta revealed the release strategy of the movie and said, “The teams have worked together… Phantom and Balaji and we have a very interesting set of distributors who’ve supported us through this whole turmoil and I think we will be having just the kind of release this film deserves and needs. We won’t open it too wide. But it’ll be a pretty wide release, keeping its genre and its audiences in mind.”


Balaji Motion Pictures CEO Aman Gill said, “It’s too early to say that right now. But 2000-odd screens may be a bit more, right now that’s the attempt, so we will have clarity by tomorrow mostly.”

‘Udta Punjab’ tells us the story of the rising cases of drugs in the country and is all set to create awareness on it. The movie has Shahid Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in pivotal roles.

Also Read: PICS: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and others at ‘Udta Punjab’ press conference

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