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Udta Punjab row: Kejriwal blames BJP for Pahlaj Nihalani's decision

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Following the entire controversy surrounding the upcoming Bollywood movie Udta Punjab, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal did not refrain from taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party. He claimed that Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihlani's statement proved that he had stopped the movie on BJP's instructions.

Kejriwal took to Twitter to share his view on the ongoing issue.

Defending the Censor Board's suggestion of omitting the reference to Punjab from the film, CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani told the Economic Times: "98% of the film is in Punjabi and based entirely in Punjab. It is not a Hindi film at all. It has a defamatory reference to people in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and other cities of Punjab. It paints all Punjabis in a bad light. Such a movie if released will bring a bad name to community that is present everywhere in the world."

He also went on to say that Anurag Kashyap had taken money from the Aam Aadmi Party to portray Punjab in the bad light.

Udta Punjab is scheduled to release on 17 June, 2016.

First published: 8 June 2016, 4:18 IST
 
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