New Delhi: Abhishek Choubey’s ‘Udta Punjab’ is one the most anticipated movies of 2016. The movie has been constantly into the limelight, earlier because of the interesting star cast and later because of its legal battle with Censor Board.
‘Udta Punjab’ features Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh. While every character has bought in their own charm in the movie with their looks, it is Shahid’s appearance as Tommy Singh that is bagging the maximum attention.
The ‘Haider’ actor plays the role of a Punjabi rockstar Tommy Singh, who is not just a drug addict but is also quite wild and aggressive.
Indeed, Shahid, who is popular for his drool-worthy looks and sexy swag, stunned everyone as Tommy. However, the actor has confessed that there was a time when he was scared of his role.
“I was very afraid to play this role, to be very honest, because playing the character of someone who is into substance abuse is difficult. Some of the finest performances have been in films like Dallas Buyers Club, Basketball Diaries etc and have been given by people who have been addicts. I have never had alcohol, not even tried half a glass of beer or tried substance abuse. I basically don't know how it feels to be high. But this role is all about that (laughs). So I was very scared because it was a challenge that you don't know. You have no knowledge of it, no experience, no exposure and there is nothing that you can draw parallel from. As an actor, it was a challenge of a different category,” Shahid told an entertainment portal.
‘Udta Punjab’ is all set to release on June 17.