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