Director Abhishek Chaubey’s latest release “Udta Punjab” , based on drug abuse in the Indian state of Punjab, collected Rs 10.05 crores on its opening day in the country.
“‘Udta Punjab’ took a massive opening of Rs. 10.05 crores,” read an official statement.
“Udta Punjab” makers have gone through their share of struggle in seeking a release certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which first suggested as many as 89 cuts in the movie. Thereafter, its Revising Committee asked for 13 cuts.
Ultimately, the makers moved the Bombay High Court which overruled the CBFC-recommended cuts to the film and cleared it for release with just one cut and three disclaimers by the filmmakers.
The film, co-produced by Phantom Films and Balaji Motion Pictures, features Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh. It released on Friday.