According to media reports, the Central Board of Film Certification denied a release certificate for Udta Punjab, citing "excessive swearing, abusive language and drug consumption" in its content.
When questioned about the 'no-permit' buzz, the Udta Punjab actor, Shahid Kapoor said: "I don't want to comment on something that hasn't been defined yet. Once it gets defined and once we understand what the expectation is and what the final decision is. Right now, it is in the process of dialogue."
"I don't think it's annoying because I think it's part of the process. I just feel that when I did 'Haider' the content was definitely evolved and the film came out and it is one of my most liked films..."
"You need to make films which talk about something which has certain substance. The censor board is the right body to give a certificate to your film so I don't have problems with the process," he added.
Co-produced by Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl as part of their Phantom Films banner, along with Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Aman Gill and Sameer Nair, Udta Punjab is slated to release on June 17.