Shahid Kapoor starrer 'Udta Punjab' seems to be in trouble as the film has been stopped by the censor board.
The film directed by Abhishek Chaubey failed to get censor board's approval due to excessive swearing and drug consumption.
Udta Punjab speaks of the drug menace in the north Indian state and the trailers make it evident that the characters do a lot of swearing.
"I would insist with the board to give us an ‘Adult’ certificate. This film has been made for people above a certain age group. This film is adult so we should get an adult certificate," the filmmaker recently appealed.
According to sources, he had also requested the Information and Broadcasting ministry to get involved in the matter but the ministry refused to intervene.
It is believed that the decision was taken due to 'political reasons' in the state which will hold elections next year.
In the trailer, actor Shahid Kapoor is seen essaying the character of a long-haired rockstar Tommy Singh who is high-on-drugs, sings with glee and abuses with impunity.
Actress Alia Bhatt is seen in a de-glam role, portraying a migrant Bihari labourer while Kareena Kapoor Khan essays the role of a doctor who is determined to fight the illegal transportation of drugs.
(Inputs from agency)