Udta Punjab has been released on its scheduled date of 17 July, but news around the film hasn't died yet.
After the uncut version was leaked online just days before its release, allegedly by the CBFC itself, and after Punjab and Haryana High Courts gave a clearance to the film, there's still some trouble brewing. However, what is applause-worthy is the support that the film is receiving from all corners: the film industry, audiences and even the law.
According to this Mumbai Mirror report, the Bombay High Court has alerted police officials to extend all kinds of support to ban any online links to the lead copy of Udta Punjab. They have already banned 600 links and are on the lookout for more.
Meanwhile, a cable TV channel in Puducherry decided to give two hoots to the law, and broadcast the entire leaked copy of the film.
According to this report by The News Minute, Shakti TV is notorious for showing pirated versions of the latest Bollywood movies. It was pointed out by none other than Tamil actor Suriya.
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) June 16, 2016