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Supreme Court refuses NGO's plea to put stay on Udta Punjab 

The Shahid Kapoor starrer is likely to go ahead with its release tomorrow.

The Cinestaan Team

The Supreme Court today refused a plea by a Punjab-based NGO that specialises in matters related to human rights to order a stay on Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab. The bench asked the organisation to take the matter to the Punjab and Haryana high court instead.

This means the Shahid Kapoor-starrer, which has been constantly in the news for its battle with the film certification board, will go ahead with its scheduled release on 17 June 2016. The film will be released on around 2,000 screens across the country.

On Monday 13 June, the makers of Udta Punjab heaved a sigh of relief after the Bombay high court cleared the film with just one cut against the Central Board of Film Certification’s decision to order 89 cuts, including removal of the word ‘Punjab’ from the title and any allusion to the state or its towns in the film.