By now, we all know that Udta Punjab has been facing quite a bit of trouble at the Censor Board of Film Certification. With the CBFC unrelenting on changing their decision, the producers of the film have found themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Making matters worse, Nihalani had claimed that Anurag Kashyap had apparently taken money from AAP to defame Punjab. Now we hear that Phantom Films has sent Nihalani a notice seeking an apology for him.
Further the notice sent by Phantom Films also seeks that the Censor Board do their job and let Udta Punjab release on its due date by expediting the process so that Udta Punjab doesn’t miss its June 17 date. According to the letter, the film had been submitted for certification on May 10. However, despite wanting an A certificate, the CBFC did nothing till May 24. Post this date the film was then passed to the revising committee which watched the film only on June 3.
Besides these points the letter goes on to mention the loss incurred by the producers to the tune of Rs. 5 crore in terms of marketing budget.