The producers of Bollywood film Udta Punjab are likely to move court against the Revising Committee of Central Board of Film Certification ruling which has allegedly asked them to remove all references to Punjab from the film, except for in the title. The panel has not given producers anything in writing. The film cannot be sent to the next level of certification, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, unless it has a formal copy of the suggestions.
The committee has also asked the film makers to get rid of any reference to politics and elections, besides suggesting around 89 cuts in the Shahid Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor starrer. The cuts include expletives and visual substance abuse, among others. Phantom films and Balaji Telefilms have produced the film.
The producers of the film are planning to move Bombay High Court against the panel's verdict. The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has raised objection to the film and its depiction the state's drug problem. Media reports have suggested that the Board's refusal to give certification to the film is politically motivated, given that Punjab will hold Assembly elections in February 2017.
A musical remix, a delectable dish and a taxi makeover
What do these three works of art have in common?
What connects Raghav Sachar, Ranveer Brar and Taxi Fabric? On the surface, nothing at all. Sachar is known for his genius musical abilities, Brar a chef loved for demystifying food while the essence of Taxi Fabric goes way beyond its name. All three operate, and thrive, in unconnected domains. Upon looking closer, though, a common thread emerges between their work so far - an unmistakable streak of creativity.
Raghav Sachar is a singer, composer and film scorer who was featured in a National Geographic series, My Brilliant Brain, for his prodigious musical abilities - he can effortlessly switch between male and female vocals and play over 30 musical instruments! His adaptations of old Bollywood songs, shot in a multi-screen format, have been especially well received on the Internet.
Ranveer Brar is a well-known chef who is working to expand the idea of food. He has appeared in culinary shows as diverse as Masterchef India, Great Indian Rasoi, Thank God It’s Fryday and Food Tripping. Brar’s work in food media isn’t merely instructional, he seeks to deep dive into food - to the very science of it and its endless aesthetic possibilities. Brar is also a phenomenal food stylist who approaches food presentation as no less than an art, and himself as no less than a food artiste.
Taxi Fabric is a startup that turns taxi seat covers into canvases for artists. Through Taxi Fabric, artists have found a medium to unleash their creativity and activism onto Mumbai’s roads – the iconic kaali peelis. If you get lucky on a Mumbai street, you may hop into a world of Mumbai’s chawls, surrealist Persian architecture, Chandni Chowk and more in your short taxi ride.
The latest projects from these three creatives have a connection too - the same muse, presented by Flipkart. The muse inspired Raghav Sachar to recreate one of his own songs ‘Baahon Mein Tu Aaja’. Watch his new version of the song below.
Chef Ranveer Brar, meanwhile, dipped into his food styling instinct to create a beautiful dish. You can watch his piece of culinary art below.
Taxi Fabric brought on board Arun Chanchal, a graphic designer who describes his aesthetic as geometric surrealism. Watch the stunning result of their collaboration below.
Flipkart revealed the #ExtraordinaryBeauty that launched a musical remix, a delectable dish and a taxi makeover on 20th July. Watch the reveal below.
Honor 9N is the latest in Honor’s range of beautiful, yet highly functional, phones. There’s a lot that makes Honor 9N a worthy muse - it boasts 2.5D curved glass design with 12-layer nano coating process. It, moreover, offers full-screen display thanks to its notch design. Honor 9N will be launched in India as a Flipkart exclusive on 24th July, 2018. To know more about the phone, click here. Stay tuned for the launch, here.
This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Flipkart and not by the Scroll editorial team.