A man rides his bicycle past a poster of the movie "Udta Punjab" in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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A top court told India's film censor board Monday not to act "like a grandmother" as it overturned a controversial demand by the notoriously strict body for 13 cuts to a film depicting drug addiction.The makers of "Udta Punjab," a Bollywood movie set in Punjab, went to the court after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demanded 13 cuts and said all mention of the northern state should be removed, including from the title.Punjab is due to hold local elections in 2017 and critics alleged that the CBFC was censoring the movie to avoid embarrassing the state government.On Monday the Bombay High Court, Mumbai's highest judicial authority, ordered the board to clear the film with just one cut.
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