Alia Bhatt with Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan at the trailer launch of Udta Punjab Image: Solaris
In a complete onscreen transformation, Alia Bhatt has shed her cute-girl looks for Udta Punjab. In the film, she plays a Bihari migrant who hopes to make it as a hockey player. While Bollywood is going gaga over her act in the trailer, Alia is pretty nervous. "I wanted to play something different and I hope people buy it. That is my only concern and worry,” says the actor. Udta Punjab is set around the drug menace in Punjab. (Read: Alia finally stops playing Alia, turns Bhojpuri in Udta Punjab)
Alia reveals that she was keen on working in experimental films and the role in Udta Punjab seemed like a perfect fit. And she thanks her Shaandaar co-star Shahid Kapoor who brought this opportunity to her. “I have to thank Shahid. It's because of him that Udta Punjab came to me in the first place," says Alia.
Prodded on the preparation she made to enact her role, she says, "I have just gone with the flow. I wanted to be a part of the film as it showcases a very important matter. To put it out there as a full feature film with such an amazing cast is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
Source: Fat Cat Consulting Media