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Aamir Khan: 'Udta Punjab' row reflects badly on CBFC

Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan, known for raising his voice on social causes, on Wednesday said 'Udta Punjab' is attempting to convey a "good social message" about drug abuse, and so demanding cuts in its narrative reflects badly on the censor board.

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan. Pic/Nimesha Dave

Defending 'Udta Punjab', Aamir told media here at an event on Wednesday: "It's a social film which talks about the drug addiction issue of Punjab's youth. It has a good social message. I don't think there's anything that should be cut or not shown to the audience."

Commenting that a suggestion of 89 cuts in the movie's narrative, "reflects badly on the CBFC", Aamir also said: "It's very important that filmmakers have a voice which is not throttled. In any society, the voice of the artiste should be free to speak what he wants to speak."

Aamir also wished the film's team good luck for its journey ahead.

"I think the makers of the film are going to the FCAT (Film Certification Appellate Tribunal) in two, three days. My best wishes to the team that it gets justice at the Tribunal."

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film stars Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh.

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