A Punjab-based NGO on Wednesday challenged the Bombay High Court’s order for release of the controversial film ‘Udta Punjab’ in the Supreme Court seeking stay on the movie’s release.The NGO named Human Rights Awareness Association has said that the film projects Punjab in bad light, adding that the high court should not interfere with the Censor Board’s decision.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It sought an urgent hearing, but the apex court said that it would take up the matter only after the petition was cleared by the court registry.The Bombay High Court has cleared the decks for the release of the movie with a direction to delete the objectionable urination scene by displaying a revised disclaimer.The plea for urgent hearing was mentioned before a vacation bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and L Nageswara Rao, which asked the NGO, to first complete the formalities of filing the petition in the Supreme Court Registry after which it will be listed for hearing.Since the movie is scheduled to be released on Friday, the NGO is likely to mention for hearing the case tomorrow.He said that Bombay High Court should not have quashed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) order for deletion of objectionable scenes.In the meantime, the Delhi High Court in a separate plea, filed by the same organisation earlier, today directed the movie’s producer, Phantom Films, to “modify” the promos in accordance with the Bombay HC order and ensure that the “urination scene” is also withdrawn from online sites like YouTube.Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films had challenged the CBFC’s revising committee order of June 6 directing for a total of 13 changes in the movie in the Bombay High Court.The film maker has contended that the CBFC is not empowered by law to censor films, as the word censor is not included in the Cinematograph Act.As per the revised disclaimer, the ‘Udta Punjab’ makers will have to delete reference to Pakistan. They will also have to make additions to the disclaimer to the effect that the movie, its characters and the filmmakers do not promote the use of drugs and abusive language, and that the film is only attempting to depict the reality of drug abuse.Actors Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh starrer film depicts how a large number of youth in Punjab have succumbed to drugs.

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NGO moves Supreme Court for stay on Udta Punjab