'Udta Punjab' to come up for hearing before appellate tribunal on 17 June

New Delhi: The issue of cuts insisted by the censor board in the film Udta Punjab will come up for hearing before the Film Certification and Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) on 17 June.

 Udta Punjab to come up for hearing before appellate tribunal on 17 June

Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in 'Udta Punjab'

Officials said the makers of the film, which is at the centre of a massive controversy, had approached the appellate tribunal against the cuts suggested by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

"The matter related to the movie Udta Punjab will come before the appellate tribunal on 17 June," a senior official said.

The film was earlier slated for release on 17 June.

It is learnt the date for hearing has been given as FCAT chairman Justice (retd) SK Mahajan is currently abroad on sanctioned leave. He is expected to be back on 16 June.

"The film has been given the earliest possible date as the Chairman FCAT is currently travelling abroad. The filmmakers had recently approached FCAT," the official said.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had earlier lashed out at censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani over the slew of changes that had been suggested by a revising committee to be made including deleting Punjab signboard in the drug-themed film.

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Updated Date: Jun 09, 2016 21:45:36 IST

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