Udta Punjab controversy: Bollywood tweets in support of the film

Here is how Hindi film celebrities extended support to Udta Punjab through Twitter 

Keyur Seta

The tussle between Udta Punjab and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refuses to die down. The suggestion of the revising committee of removing the word ‘Punjab’ from the film and other 89 cuts has more than raised eyebrows. 

A number of prominent people from the film industry have tweeted in support of the film while slamming Pankaj Nihalani, CBFC Chief, who had denied certification for the film. These include Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Kapil Sharma, cricketer Harbhajan Singh and television host Kapil Sharma among others. 

Surprisingly, some of the biggest names of the industry did not openly come out in support of the film. Questions are being raised on the silence of prominent Twitterati like Anupam Kher, who never shies away on speaking on important issues.