Many Bollywood celebrities including Soha Ali Khan, Mahesh Bhatt and Karan Johar have spoken against the censorship of Udta Punjab.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked the makers to drop 'Punjab' from the movie's name and has suggested 89 cuts. Read how Bollywood reacted on this:
Karan Johar tweeted: "'Udta Punjab' speaks of the reality of our times... Censoring reality amounts to delusion. The fraternity has to stand by what's right."
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Mahesh Bhatt told to a leading news agency: "Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance. Is Pahlaj Nihalani listening?"
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta wrote: "What is this I'm hearing about? Makes me very, very angry. Delusion or collusion? Why is the establishment so scared of films that mirror reality? Can the truth defame a state? 'Udta Punjab' censored."
Actress Soha Ali Khan commented: "Anyone who says that drugs are not a problem in Punjab, is either unaware, complicite or has mala fide intention."
After getting the support from Bollywood, Shahid Kapoor tweeted: "Overwhelmed with all the support #UdtaPunjab #freedomofexpression #drugsdimaadi".