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After winning the battle against censor board in Bombay High Court, Anurag Kashyap and Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures were relieved that Udta Punjab was passed with just one cut. Now, two days before the release of the film, news is that Udta Punjab has leaked online. While Udta Punjab is waiting to receive certification from Cbfc, the film has made it to certain torrent websites. Some are saying that full movie is available which is 2 hours 20 minutes long while others are stating that only 40 minutes are available. The leaked copy has the scenes with 'for censor' stamp on it. The leaked copy of Shahid Kapoor starrer apparently has all the scenes that Cbfc wanted to be removed from the film, including Shahid urinating scene. Udta Punjab stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Kareena Kapoor Khan. It also marks the debut of Punjabi filmstar Diljit Dosanjh. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, it is set to release on June 17. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
His last couple of films have been hard hitting affairs. Be it Shahid or Aligarh, director Hansal Mehta has stepped into a zone which has shook many a viewer, courtesy the realistic depiction of some heartbreaking tales that were waiting to be told on screen. Now with Aligarh, which is based on the real life tale of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras from Aligarh Muslim University who was sacked from his position on charges of homosexuality in 2010, one expects nothing less, what with accomplished actors like Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao stepping into the fold.
“Well, the film is very close to me and I have been traveling with it to various film festivals. I have seen the response across the globe with different kind of audiences,” says Hansal, “In fact when I saw the first cut of the film, I told Manoj there and then that this is his finest performance till date. »
- Joginder Tuteja
2 items from 2016
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