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Udta Punjab: Alia Bhatt reveals how she prepared to play a Bihari migrant

PTI 18 Apr 2016, 9:18:39 IST
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Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt said that director Abhishek Chaubey was sceptical about casting her as a Bihari girl in Udta Punjab.

"I think our director Abhishek Chaubey was sceptical about casting me in the film. I am happy that I am a part of it. This character is completely different from what I am in real life. I felt that there would be out of box things in the film and it has,"

said Alia at the trailer launch of Udta Punjab.

For her role of a Bihari migrant, Alia had to learn the dialect.

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"I had to learn Bihari. Though I talk less in the film, but the dialogues are powerful. For a month or so, I worked on my dialect with the help of a trainer. And for my look, I have to give credit to the costume designer and our director Abhishek Chaubey,"

added Alia.

Udta Punjab revolves around the issue of drug abuse in the state.

Alia credited her co-star Shahid Kapoor for getting her this film. "I am thankful to Shahid for bringing up this role to me. I wanted to be in this film. It's a lifetime opportunity. It's a great story," she said.

Udta Punjab will release on June 17.