In what is bound to spell fresh trouble Udta Punjab - which has garnered the ire of the censor board for its content - the producers of the Shahid Kapoor-starrer drug drama are reported to be on the brink of a fall-out.
The production houses backing Udta Punjab, Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Productions are said to be at odds over the release date of the film.
Anurag Kashyap and others at Phantom are of opinion that the changes suggested by the censor board will remove the essence of Udta Punjab. A fight with the censor board would result in a delay in the release of the film and Phantom is reported to be considering a solo release on 15 July 2016.On the other hand, Balaji Motion Pictures' Ekta Kapoor and Jitendra want to close the chapter by incorporating the changes suggested by the censor board. Balaji is not too keen to postpone the release of the film as this means that they will have to cough up approximately Rs 4 to Rs 5 crore for the promotional campaign.
Sources said that Balaji Motion Pictures may back out of Udta Punjab, leaving Phantom on board as the sole producer.
However, there is no official confirmation from either of the production houses.