Has 'Udta Punjab' been 'banned'? Here's all you need to know

IANS

May,30 2016 12:23 22 IST

Udta Punjab is not banned, the Bollywood film's makers have said following reports that the censor board gave a no-permit for the release of the movie, which is about drug trafficking in Punjab.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, the movie's co-producer, on Saturday took to social media to put an end to rumours surrounding the ban on the film.

According to multiple media reports, the country's Central Board of Film Certification gave a complete no-permit to release Udta Punjab, citing "excessive swearing, abusive language and drug consumption" in its content.

The film, which stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, is a story that revolves around drug abuse in north of Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it.

The Abhishek Chaubey directorial has been 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.