The controversial “Udta Punjab” movie has been leaked online, much to the dismay of makers, who had waged a long battle with the Censor Board to bring out the film uncut.
A senior police official confirmed that the film’s director, Abhishek Chaubey, gave a written complaint requesting the police to look into the issue as the film was leaked on the torrents just days before its scheduled theatrical release on June 17, this Friday.
The leaked version has a watermark which suggests that the copy was submitted to the Central Board of Film Certification. The makers are extremely worried that people would watch the leaked version before its theatrical release and it might lead to significant loss of business.
It may be noted that Udta Punjab had earlier created a huge stir after the CBFC refused to certify the film unless the makers did not agree to 89 cuts including the deletion of the word ‘Punjab’ from the title. Finally, the Bombay High Court declared the verdict in film’s favor.