Did you know Alia Bhatt was trained by this actor for ‘Udta Punjab’? – times of India

Alia Bhatt, who plays a migrant Bihari girl in Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Udta Punjab’, recently opened up about how she got the film and what helped her prepare for her role.

In an interview to a news portal, Alia revealed that the script of ‘Udta Punjab’ came to her when she was shooting for ‘Shaandaar’. Shahid Kapoor, Alia was quite impressed with the role and expressed her desire to play the role. She met the director and assured him that she would pull it off. The actress said that she wants to play the role and show the world that she is a chameleon.

Alia also revealed in the interview that it was none other than Pankaj Tripathi who helped her in preparing for her character. Pankaj used to work with Abhishek on the dialogues every day by sitting with him. The actress said that Pankaj taught her to sit and speak like the natives. He also made her many acting workshops, how to loose body and much more.

‘Udta Punjab’ starred Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor Khan in lead roles. The film revolves around drug abuse by youth in the state of Punjab.