It has been revealed Alia Bhatt will be playing the role of a Bihari migrant in her new project Udta Punjab. Her character will be a daily wage labourer who comes to Punjab for job prospects but ends up being a victim to drug trafficking.
Bhatt has previously played characters hailing from urban backgrounds but it is the first time she will be playing a rural character. The role is the actress’ toughest and most intense role yet she has played, according to reports.
The movie will be directed by Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Phantom Films and Balaji Motion Pictures. Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh will also star in the movie in leading roles.
Udta Punjab revolves around the issue of drug abuse in Punjab.