Alia Bhatt’s role of a Bihari migrant in upcoming film Udta Punjab has drawn mixed reactions. Reacting to it, Alia says people shouldn’t make assumptions before watching the film.
After the trailer of Udta Punjab was released, actress Neetu Chandra wrote an open letter, criticising Alia and Abhishek Chaubey for carrying out typical Bihari stereotypes through Alia’s character in the film.
“Anybody who makes assumptions after watching the trailer, it is better to keep quiet for us. Because whatever people are assuming, especially the person in question over here, could also possibly be untrue,” Alia told reporters at the launch event of the film’s song Ikk Kudi.
“We always make assumptions before seeing the full and final project. Trailer is just a hint where film is the real content. After seeing the film, if people have the same thought then it is correct to justify. Before that we want you to wait,” the Kapoor And Sons actress added. Chaubey also supported Alia’s opinion.
Udta Punjab tells the story of substance abuse in the Indian state of Punjab.The film also features Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh in the lead roles. The film is slated for a June 17 release.