Shahid Kapoor-starrer Udta Punjab that got the entire nation talking about it for the past few weeks finally released on June 17 after crossing numerous hurdles and after at the end of the first week, it has amassed Rs. 52 crore at the box office.
Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey says the censorship on films in India should be dropped, making way for a rating system.
The recently released Udta Punjab, which deals with the drug problem in the state, ran into trouble after the CBFC suggested multiple cuts. The matter later reached the Bombay High Court, which cleared the movie with just one cut.
“I think the entire process of certification or evaluation of films needs to go through a sea change. I think the process needs to get simpler, faster and should become more rational,” Chaubey told PTI here.
The filmmaker said the thought process of the audience has changed and there is no point in considering the age old Cinematograph Act for censoring or certifying films.