Alia Bhatt : I Wasn’t The First Choice of Director in Udta punjab

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Alia Bhatt

In a candid conversation, Alia Bhatt spoke about her experience while making her upcoming Bollywood movie Udta Punjab. With a chit-chat between the actress and leading daily, she accepted being her role as a chameleon, what she learned during that phase, a take on her co-actors, love-hate relation between Beau Sidharth Malhotra and much more.


The actress is currently busy in post-production stage including promotions. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, it is being Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films of Anurag Kashyap. The movie went through a lot of litigation went under attack of Censor Board. In fact, the movie got dragged to court for justice thus, getting support from all over, specifically B-Town.

The extrovert, exuberant, energetic lass of B-Town opens up to all queries, having a good laugh and feast altogether. The actress who wasn’t approached for the role in Udta Punjab, tried to suit herself on behalf of Co-star Shahid Kapoor. At that time, she was busy shooting for ‘Shandaar’ when reading the script with Shahid of Udta Punjab. She convinced the Director Abhishek as well as actor Shahid thus, managing to bag the role.

When asked over the vast differentiation between her previous and current roles, she cleared the air by saying that it was undoubtedly the most difficult role ever portrayed by her. The actress got into the lot of research work reaching far ends to sustain the character within. The village which she visited was typical rural area hailing in Punjab. The entire team went to meet people dwelling over there. The funny part is, nobody was able to recognise our tinsel beauty! Yes, you heard us right. They recognised Kareena and Shahid, on the other hand.

Alia went along with the villagers especially with the girls who seemed shy and didn’t even know what to talk. She reacted as the villagers in Punjab are very rich so for a farming purpose they hire people from UP and Bihar. This particular girl’s story got inspired by similar incidences. The characters which to the actress came up with nil reference. It was entirely based on paperwork or say the script. The core team helped Alia understand her character thus, giving one of the best shots of her 6 year career.

Daughter of Mahesh Bhatt reverted purportedly as of facing similarity between her real life and reel life. She completely denied the fact. The girl which she has been essaying in Udta Punjab is not a niche closer to her lifestyle. The actress “there was nothing to relate to and that was the most difficult part.It was all created in my head because I have never been through situations like this….I have never gone cold, hungry, sleepless…” The actress admitted playing cold sometimes due to the eerie character, but it never sub-lined own self.

Alia Bhatt, who got an appreciation of her role in Udta Punjab before the release, the actress believes that praising oneself is healthy but only when one is worth it and not unnecessarily. Being a star kid, she never felt high on life and tried most of the time staying grounded.

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