Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab on Monday has welcomed Bombay High Court decision to allow the release of film ‘Udta Punjab’. In a press statement, AAP leader and Member of Parliament from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann and senior leader, Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi said that the film seems to depict the reality of drug menace in Punjab and need to be released without any delay.
Mann said “As the Bombay High Court has cleared the film for release with one cut, it clearly shows that all ‘hue and cry’ was being made for political purposes. Now the Akali-BJP leaders should watch the movie closely so that they could know the reality of Punjab”.
“Art is the reflection of any society, there should be no politics involved in that. Akali-BJP should abstain from politicizing the institutions related to art and culture,” said Ghuggi.
“How can you dictate the maker about the context and plot of any film? Is Akali-BJP alliance above the constitution of India which provides right to speech and expression?” asked Ghuggi.