7 controversial facts about the upcoming movie “Udta Punjab”
- SHOOTING SCENES WERE “WITHOUT PERMISSION”
Scenes of the upcoming movie, Udta Punjab, featuring Kareena kapoor with the Punjabi superstar, Diljit Dosanjh was shooted at various locations in the city of Amritsar. Undoubtedly it generated a lot of buzzes, however, the film was being shot “without the permission” of the district administration and the police authorities, which they claim is “mandatory” as reported by the police officials and the state commissioner.
- NO CROWD -SAFETY MEASUREMENTS FOR THE FILMSTARS
Surprisingly, there was no help asked from local authorities while shooting was facilitated. Confirming the same, Amritsar police commissioner, Jatinder Singh Aulakh has claimed that the filmmakers had not even asked for security, which is usually required for the safety of film stars and to control the crowd, which could go berserk and upset the law and order situation.
- THE CENSOR BOARD HAS ASKED FOR 89 SCENES CUT
The cranky regressive minds of the Censor Board for films, have further added to the troubles for the filmmakers of Udta Punjab as they have asked them to remove any reference to towns and cities and the elections held in the state (89 scenes get a straight “NO”), along with the name “PUNJAB” to be removed as well. So what could be some suggestive names? “UDTA” or “UDTA INDIA”?
- MOVIE IS NOT BASED ON BOTTOMLESS FACTS
Reacting to the trailer which has created ripples within Punjab already, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Khem Karan Virsa Singh Valtoha has said: “this film is an outcome of a trend to defame Punjab and its youth”. However, the makers have claimed that the movie’s story line is inspired by an investigative article in a National magazine that shook the nation. It was reported based on a study; Punjab's opioid dependents are four times more than the global average. Also clearing the fact that the film does not hold the agenda to spread negativity about the State or any considerable references.
- NO SINGLE SCENE OF SHAHID AND KAREENA TOGETHER
With a bitter history of a broken relationship, Shahid kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan are not sharing any scenes or have shot together in the movie. Rather, Kareena is paired with Punjab’s heartthrob, Diljit Dosanjh.All those waiting for Shahid and Kareena to reunite (atleast on screen), this could be a heart-breaking news for you.
- THE SONG ‘CHITTA VE’ WAS SHOOTED WITH LIVE AUDIENCE
Shahid Kapoor’s Chitta Ve song from the film, which has already struck the right chord among the audience, was interestingly shot with live audience. Yes, you read it right! As soon as the word spread about Shahid shooting in the vicinity, hundreds of people thronged the film’s sets with full excitement and euphoria. This is the exact thing that the makers were looking for
Sadly, there’s a bad news of the song shall not be a part of the movie are spread. Let’s hope, it is just a rumor!
- ALIA BHATT: THE MOVIE WAS NOT EVEN OFFERED TO ME
Alia Bhatt, who has played the role of a migrant from Bihar in the movie, is already adding the twist to the tale, was not even offered the movie at first. As Alia had told to daily, "Udta was not even offered to me. No one, including the director, thought that I will do the film so he did not come to me with it. Shahid gave me the film to just read. He asked me, 'Tell me what you think of it'. I read it and fell in love with the film. That's how it happened," she told.
But with a power-packed performance revealed in the trailer itself, Alia is all set to prove that she’s not just a pretty face.
With an exuberant and larger than life trailer, the movie definitely promises huge to the audience who are eagerly waiting to watch it. Let’s hope the movie stands out to such expectations, which is already stinging the regressive minds because of its controversial highlights.