Film fraternity rallies behind 'Udta Punjab'

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and directors Madhu Mantena Varma and Mahesh Bhatt talk during a press conference organised by Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) in Mumbai.

Indian filmmakers Wednesday took a bitter censorship row to court, the latest dispute involving the notoriously sensitive censor board that has renewed fears over creative freedoms.

A lawyer told Mumbai's highest court the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had demanded 13 cuts to "Udta Punjab", a Bollywood movie depicting drug addiction in Punjab state.

Alia Bhatt listens to a question during a press conference, in Mumbai. (AP)

Vidyut Jammwal and Huma Qureshi attend the song launch of 'Dillagi' directed by Kiran Deohans, in Mumbai.

Huma Qureshi and Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Huma Qureshi

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Vidyut Jammwal (C) and Vipul Shah Pics: AFP

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