‘Udta Punjab’ is all set to release on Friday with the film clearing one last hurdle. On Thursday, the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a petition against it. Hours before its release, producer Anurag Kashyap along with other Bollywood celebrities made an appeal.
The controversy-laden film, which finally got a clearance for release from the Bombay High Court after a bitter battle with the censor board, has now leaked online.
The film has been leaked on various torrent websites with ‘for censor’ written in the top left corner of the print, sparking speculation about censor board’s alleged role. Here’re the appeals from the B-town:
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 15, 2016
— Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) June 16, 2016
Let’s support free speech. Let’s watch Udta Punjab only in theatres. Don’t let pirates and piracy win. Love. a. — Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) June 16, 2016
Movie theatres r filled with dreams and entertainment,don’t kill them ! say no to piracy #UdtaPunjab at a theatre near u 😊✌️
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) June 16, 2016
— Prashant Singh (@SinghhPrashant) June 15, 2016
— Varun JUNAID dhawan (@Varun_dvn) June 15, 2016
First ‘Sairat’ & now ‘UdtaPunjab’ – what’s with the censor copy leaks???? — MastiKhor AMAR (@Riteishd) June 15, 2016
Viruses in the Udta Punjab online leaked links that crashes systems !!!What a way to fight this disgusting menace !!! #PiracyDiMaaDi‘
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 15, 2016