Shahid, Alia, producers celebrate ‘Udta Punjab’ success

Despite facing several hurdles, ‘Udta Punjab’ released on its scheduled date and even performed excellently at the theatres becoming the fifth highest weekend opener of the year. The film highlights the stark reality of drug abuse in the northern state of Punjab.

The makers had to fight it out in the Bombay High Court against the Central. Board of Film Certification(CBFC) which had suggested as many as 89 cuts, including the word ‘Punjab’ from the title. After the High Court cleared the film for release with just a single cut, a Punjab-based NGO moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on its release. The Punjab and Haryana High Court also wanted to ‘review’ the film. Adding to the trouble, the movie got leaked online two days before its release.

However, the movie overcame all the troubles and is successfully running in theatres. And it is celebration time for the makers and the casts for all the hard-work they have put in for the film. A grand bash was organised on Monday, June 20 to celebrate the accomplishments of ‘Udta Punjab’. Popular personalities from the film industry attended the bash.

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt joined the producers and their friends at the party. Alia was casual in a pale blue dress and sneakers. Director Abhishek Chaubey was also spotted, so was Shahid’s younger brother Ishaan Khattar who worked as assistant director on the film. Producers Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and Vikramaditya Motwane also attended. Madhu Mantena arrived with his fashion designer wife Masaba Gupta. Singer Kanika Kapoor, Satish Kaushik and Arjan Bajwa were also spotted among others.