There is no change in the Punjab government stand on Udta Punjab. Stating this, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal Advisor on National Affairs Mr Harcharan Bains said here this evening that Punjab have always maintained that the issue is between the producers including AAP leader Samir Nair and the CBFC.He said "We have nothing new to add to that. For us, the film in question is one of the countless such film produced for commercial reasons in the country".Mr Bains further added that State would not pre-judge the issue before the film is out in the market. "We are in favour of anything that lends social, psychological or thematic support to our all out war against drugs.
The film in question may even be an attempt to correct the distorted picture of Punjab as drug haven painted by some opportunistic non-Punjabi persons, political parties and leaders who are using abusive language against the bravest and the most competent and patriotic people of Punjab. If so, Punjab will welcome the movie and even support it and similar films aimed at image correction of Punjabis.Mr Bains said that it is absurd even to suggest a governmental intervention in the release of movie. "Neither the Chief Minister nor anyone else at political or administrative level in the government or the party has seen the film so far. So how can we take a call on whether or not the film would affect the peaceful atmosphere in the state by hurting the sentiments of Punjabis through a vulgar and humiliating presentation of the present day Punjab and Punjabis.