Chandigarh, May 28, 2016: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Badal is playing dirty politics over the certification of the Hindi movie `Udta Punjab’. Commenting on the issue, Hans Raj Hans, Senior congress leader and Padamshree said that it has happened for the first time in history that the political parties are influencing entertainment industry. The ruling SAD BJP government in Punjab has expressed reservations over some abusive language used in the movie. There are many movies in the past, which are based on reality and the true incidents.
In a statement today, Hans categorically said that if the movie were not given the certification then the congress party would opt for legal recourse to facilitate its release. The movie Udta Punjab is based on the issue of drugs in Punjab, which the congress party has been always saying on every front. The problem of drugs in Punjab is very serious. The nervousness of the ruling party is evident from the fact that they have made reservations about the certification to the movie thus stopping the release of the movie.
Hans asked the SAD-BJP government why they are frightened to know the actual reality of Punjab. This shows that they intentionally do not want this movie to be released because of the forth coming Vidhan Sabha elections. The movie will depict the actual scene of Punjab which the government does not want to tell the people of Punjab. He further said that youth of Punjab is in the clutches of drugs, which is being supplied easily in every corner of the state. The drugs are being made easily available under the police –politico nexus. There has been number of studies by eminent researchers who have mentioned in their studies that there is a serious drug menace in Punjab.