"We certify every film keeping Pakistan's integrity, security and sovereignty in mind. As per our rules and regulations, we try our best to take every decision on merit," said Central Board of Film Censors' Chairperson Mobashir Hasan
On Tuesday, 'Make PINK Tax Free' was trending on Twitter. "Pink is a lesson which has been skipped or misinterpreted during the course of upbringing," said a user
So far, the team at YRF has been quite 'carefree' but a source has revealed that the Board may be gearing up to chop significant portions from the song, and maybe the film itself
"They (CBFC) were like 'why are you raising that topic again'? They asked for 40 cuts but due to our persistence only nine cuts took place," said the producer of 31st October
Apparently, the Board has raised objection over a romantic scene in UNindian and have asked the makers to reduce its length
Sharmila Tagore served as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from 2004 to 2011. In 2005 Ms Tagore was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
"We have cut all derogatory and offensive words/dialogues and anti-Pakistan content from the film. More than 100 cuts, mutes, beeps have been suggested to the film's distributor. Once he will complete the editing as per the requirement of the board, it will again be presented before it for final approval," Mubashir Hasan, the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) head, told PTI.
Aamir Khan said that he'll watch the film in Ludhiana, where he is currently shooting for Dangal. "I am quite excited about the film and eagerly waiting for it. It's a good decision by the Bombay High Court. I will be watching it here because I am shooting now"
"It's just so wonderful for the people (who) have put in the hard work. Abhishek Chaubey had believed in the brave film he wants to make. So, I think it's really his moment of triumph that finally his baby is actually coming out on the big screen," said Kareena
"Udta Punjab brings out the unfortunate condition suffered by films. But fortunately reveals that strangers can stand up n unite for justice. Proud," tweeted Hrithik
"When a filmmaker is ready with his film, he sends it to CBFC and according to him that is the film he wants. So even if it is altered a little bit it is Qatl-e-Aam of it. I don't think any filmmaker makes a film and then says 'cut and leave whatever you want'"
"We are recommending that CBFC should not be using scissors on any film. We are suggesting that in addition to different classifications that we have - we should have two categories of U/A, one plus 12 years of age and one plus 15 years of age and two categories of adult, one is normal adult and another adult with caution"