The director of Udta Punjab, Abhishek Chaubey, had
narrated the script to Shahid Kapoor, and as soon as the narration
was done, Shahid recommended the director that Kareena Kapoor has
to be in the movie. Shahid Kapoor, was quoted as saying,
"Actually, I never wanted to recommend Kareena because I was
scared thinking about how people will perceive that again. When I
was narrated the film, I thought of Kareena even before Alia. The
role that Kareena plays, I felt she was just perfect for the role.
But then somehow, maybe Kareena was not free and it got a bit
delayed. Then somehow within that month, Kareena heard the script
and said yes to the film. It kind of happened and I felt really
happy when it did."
When reporters questioned Shahid Kapoor about his
Shandaar co-star Alia Bhatt's role in Udta
Punjab, the actor was quoted as saying,
"Initially, when Kareena didn't have time for the narration, I
told Alia that woh role ki casting toh nahi ho rahi hai, tu yeh
role karegi kya? She read that role and she said she really liked
it. Alia has an amazing role in the film. In fact, everyone's role
in that film is incredibly good. But at that point of time, maybe I
had just learnt to take risks with Haider paying off, I have become
a little more fearless.
Shahid Kapoor, continued praising his co-star, Alia Bhatt as
"A lot of people were not confident enough to take up a film
like Udta Punjab and it required a lot of confidence as an actor
and as a star because as a star, you are doing things to surprise
the people and you don't know how they will eventually react. As an
actor, all roles are very challenging. When I told Alia to go
through it, I felt Alia is as much an actor as she is a star. So
therefore she would understand what potential that content had and
Udta Punjab, stars Shahid Kapoor in the lead along with
Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh. The movie would
showcase the drug abuse happening in and around the state of
Shahid Kapoor, says he badly wanted Kareena Kapoor to be a part
of Udta Punjab, as soon as he heard director, Abhishek
Chaubey, narrating the script.
Shahid Kapoor feels, that Udta Punjab is a very special movie,
and immediately recommended Kareena Kapoor's name to the director,
as soon as he heard the storyline.
Jab We Met
Shahid Kapoor starred alongside Kareena Kapoor in the movie Jab
We Met, directed by Imtiaz Ali. The movie released in 2007, and
went on to be a blockbuster hit.
Udta Punjab, stars Shahid Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, Kareena Kapoor
and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. The movie's storyline is about
substance abuse in the state of Punjab.
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's Shaandaar, was a flop at the box
office and could not survive for a longer time at the
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, are looking for a comeback in the
form of a successful film, through their upcoming movie Udta
Punjab, which is directed by Abhishek Chaubey.
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt, had once informed reporters that she would slap
people right across the face, if anyone asks uncomfortable
questions to Shahid Kapoor about his married life.
Alia Bhatt, also faced online trolls after Karan Johar's, Koffee
With Karan TV show. The actress, had also made a spoof video on
herself laughing at the internet trolls.
A Shaandaar Time
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are close buddies and during
Shaandaar promotions, both the actors saved each other's back, when
reporters asked uncomfortable questions.
After Shaandaar, we're sure Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, would
come out with a superhit in Abhishek Chaubey's upcoming film Udta