Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday joined the release of Udta Punjab brigade noting that the state has a 'crippling drug problem' and censoring the movie would not fix it.

Anurag Kashyap, one of the producers of 'Udta Punjab', has compared the ongoing censorship regarding his upcoming film to the dictatorship in North Korea.

The 43-year-old filmmaker's response came after Censor Board had purportedly raised certain objections regarding references to Punjab following which the movie may have to go through some changes.

'Udta Punjab', starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh in a pivotal role, deals with the substance abuse in the state and its effect on the youth.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film is slated for release on June 17.