Udta Punjab leaked online? Producers file plaint with cops

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A large part of the controversial film Udta Punjab was leaked online on Wednesday, giving its co-producers the feeling that the movie was being sabotaged by the CBFC.

The NGO named Human Rights Awareness Association has said that the film projects Punjab in bad light, adding that the high court should not interfere with the Censor Board's decision. The bench, however, said it could not entertain a petition without it being cleared by the SC registry and asked the counsel to first file the petition.

Also, amicus curiae in Wattan Sharma's case would be submitting his report Thursday about the contents of the film, after seeing the pre-release screening of the movie on June 14 on High Court orders. However, the Bombay High Court on Monday gave the drug-themed movie a green signal for release after making just one cut and inserting three disclaimers. The movie will be released with "A" certificate.

Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films had challenged the CBFC's revising committee order of June 6 directing for a total of 13 changes in the movie in the Bombay High Court.

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"By the time we came to know, many people would have already downloaded the clips", said a senior executive of Phantom Films.

The trailers in which actress Alia Bhatt has been shown a "drug addict" and using "abusive language" are not shown to be "stray incidents", "but the whole picture depicts as if it is the real state of affairs" in Punjab, the women commission has argued.

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