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‘Udta Punjab’ makers move Bombay HC, hearing on Thursday

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will hear on Thursday a petition filed by Phantom Films, the co-producers of the drug-themed upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Udta Punjab’.

Phantom Films moved the court on Wednesday morning, seeking a copy of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Revising Committee order suggesting changes to the film set for a June 17 release.

However, the Revising Committee’s order was received in the afternoon, following which the petitioner requested the court for time to study the order dated June 6 and make amendments to the petition.

A division bench of Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari and Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi allowed the plea and posted the matter for hearing on Thursday.

The Revising Committee’s order suggested 13 changes, besides deletion of references to Punjab as it was allegedly not in conformity with the Cinematograph Act.

The producers said they will study the order before deciding whether to challenge it or not.

The judges also directed the CBFC to place its records pertaining to the case before the court on Thursday.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor-Khan and Diljit Dosanjh and deals with the drug menace in Punjab.

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