Bollywood Is Totally Rallying In Support Of #UdtaPunjab, One Tweet At A Time

07/06/2016 9:25 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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The Udta Punjab controversy with the Censor Board is becoming bigger by the day, with no solution in sight. While Anurag Kashyap, in an interview with India Today, took a direct dig at Minister of Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley by saying he was 'disappointed in him,' other people from the fraternity too are voicing their angst against the Censor Board's high-handedness.

This time, it is apparent to many that Pahlaj Nihalani has dug his own grave by stepping too far. Playing the moral guardian may have worked for him thus far, but Bollywood is sending out a strong message making it clear that it is not going to bow down to CBFC's pressure.

Here's what some of the actors, directors, writers are saying in support of Udta Punjab, which has gone nearly 89 cuts but no formal letter that says so, effectively putting the film in limbo.

Arjun Kapoor said it the way it is.

Alia Bhatt quoted Malala.

Karan Johar minced no words.

Farhan Akhtar had this lassi analogy.

Well, this too.

Alia's father, Mahesh Bhatt, weighed in.

And so did ace Tweeter and full-time douche Ram Gopal Varma.

CBFC Board member Ashoke Pandit has been vocal about his criticism toward Pahlaj Nihalani.

Deepak Dobriyal pretty much nailed it with this cool clip.

While lyricist Varun Grover had an interesting suggestion.

Hansal Mehta, who's made films like Shahid and Aligarh which have often courted controversies with the Censor Board said:

Nikhil Advani too showed solidarity with Anurag and co.

And so did Soha Ali Khan.

All the love that's been pouring in has made Shahid 'Tommy Singh' Kapoor very, very happy.

While all the support is pretty great and may lead to some change, a Tweet by veteran journalist Shekhar Gupta reminded us of the silence of the biggies.

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