HC dismisses pleas against 'Udta Punjab' release

Chandigarh: Clearing desks for the release of "Udta Punjab", the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday dismissed a bunch of petitions seeking a stay on it. Justice M. Jeyapaul dismissed the petitions, moved by advocate Wattan Sharma and others, claiming poor projection of Punjab and its people in the film slated to be released on Friday. Earlier, the high court ordered the revisional committee of the Central Board of Film Certification and the producer to screen the film by Tuesday.  Amicus curiae in the case was directed by the court to submit his report on Thursday with a focus on the film's content so that the court could take a call that whether it was fit for public exhibition or not.