Responding to the ongoing controversy surrounding the upcoming Bollywood movie, Udta Punjab, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said that he was not aware of the entire issue but requested the Censor Board to not kill creativity.
ANI quoted the actor as saying, "I am not aware of the issue, but would like to say that don't try to kill creativity."
He added, "Killing creativity will kill our soul. Filmmakers can approach tribunal and courts; only problem is when censoring comes near the release of a film."
The Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has agreed to give Udta Punjab an 'A-Adult Only' certificate. However, the A Certificate has been issued on the condition that the makers of the Shahid Kapoor film agree to incorporate the suggested 89 cuts.
The 89 cuts include omitting references to Punjab from dialogues and the title as well as blurring them from the background in the film.