Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films launched the trailer of their much-awaited and talked about upcoming film – Udta Punjab on 16th April. The trailer has got overwhelming response from the viewers and created a tremendous buzz on social media platforms especially on Twitter.

Udta Punjab is in the lime light due to its unusual casting and unique story line. The film is set to release on 16th June worldwide and is directed by Ishqiya fame director – Abhishek Chaubey. Film talks about the issue of increasing drug addiction among the youth in Punjab. Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanj are playing the pivotal roles in this upcoming film based on substance abuse. Satish Kaushik is also playing a crucial role in Udta Punjab who also directed Shahid and Kareena in Milenge Milenge released in 2010.

Let’s find out five factors that made Udta Punjab one of the much-awaited Hindi movie of 2016 –

Shahid Kapoor as a Drug addicted Punjabi Pop Star (Tommy Singh) – For the first time Shahid Kapoor is playing a Punjabi Pop Star who is a drug addicted. Shahid has undergone a complete makeover to play this challenging role. At the trailer launch, Shahid stated, “I don’t even consume alcohol and playing a person who is a victim of substance abuse was quite challenging for me.” Shahid will be seem sporting long blue hair and tattoos all over his body. His dialogue is the trailer are quite hilarious and interesting.

Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab

Diljit Dosanj Bollywood Debut – Diljit is one of the biggest stars we have today in the Punjabi Hindi Industry. His latest release Ambarsariya got tremendous response on the domestic as well as on the overseas box office. Diljit is making his debut in the Hindi film industry with Udta Punjab. He is playing a tough cop fighting against substance abuse in Punjab. He will be sharing most of his screen space in Kareena Kapoor Khan who is playing a doctor. Diljit will also be seen in the sequel to his blockbuster Punjabi movie Sardaar Ji after Udta Punjab.

Diljit Dosanj in Udta Punjab

Alia Bhatt as De-glammed Migrant – Unlike her most of the films, Alia Bhatt is playing a role of young migrant girl from Bihar in Udta Punjab. Alia has gone through special dialect training for Udta Punjab. The young actress is delivering some bold dialogues in Bihari language in the trailer which are quite funny and convincing at the same time. Alia Bhatt will be seen opposite Shahid in Udta Punjab. Last time they both paired up for Vikas Bahl’s Shaandar which didn’t worked at the box office. Hope Udta Punjab will Shahid’s and Alia’s first hit together.

Alia Bhatt in Udta Punjab

Kareena Kapoor Khan Of course! – Kareena never fails to impress her fans. Her latest success on the box office – Ki & Ka is the proof of her stardom and huge fan following. Kareena is giving her preference of the out of the box roles. Udta Punjab is one such example where she is playing a doctor and complete different from her image of being a perfect glam doll of Bollywood.

Kareena Kapoor Khan in Udta Punjab

Last but not the least, Abhishek Chaubey as Director – Chaubey is known for representing different cultures through his movies. Remember Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya? Both the movie represented the different cultures of Uttar Pradesh in beautiful manner. Udta Punjab is also a story about Punjab and the increasing influence of the substance abuse among the lives of youth there.

Moreover, Chaubey makes very interesting films. Hope Udta Punjab will be able to convey its message i.e Drugs Di Maa Di!

Abhishke Chaubey in Udta Punjab

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