Movies like 'Udta Punjab' are needed: Sudha Murthy

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Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-11 21:10 Bengaluru: Sudha Murthy, chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, has said that movies like “Udta Punjab” movies are required in society.Udta Punjab, a crime thriller that focuses on the rampant drug problem in Punjab has become a cause célèbre, after the Central Board of Film Certification recommended an unprecedented number of cuts in the movie.“It is not just romantic movies, but also movies like Udta Punjab needed to be made,” Sudha Murthy, who is also a wellknown writer, told bfirst.in. She made the remarks during the interaction at a private programme wherein she was asked about the freedom of expression and creative freedom.Speaking about Infosys Foundation’s work to check drug addiction, Sudha Murthy said the foundation had taken a new initiative in Punjab to counter drug addiction.When asked if she and her husband N R Narayana Murthy had any plans to enter politics, she said: “There is no need to enter politics. We are happy with our work.”