Anything Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor get involved in will always grab eyeballs. It’s been nearly a decade since they’ve broken up and gotten married to their respective partners, but people will always be interested in whatever they do together. Shahid knows this too, that’s why in a recent interview to Pinkvilla, the actor spoke about doing Udta Punjab with Kareena.
The role that Kareena plays, I felt it was perfect for her. In fact, I was a little scared of referring Kareena as I did not know how it would be perceived. Lot of people were not ready to take up a film like this. It needs lot of confidence as an actor and as a star. As a star you do things that are surprising for people to watch you and you don’t know how they will react and as an actor all the roles are very challenging. Maybe I have just learnt to take risks and am known to be a little more fearless. I think all of us are actors and have our reservations and we need to think hard before doing a film.
Shahid also convinced Alia Bhatt to play a part in this movie.
When I told Alia about it, I felt instinctively that she is as good an actor as she is a star and therefore she would understand what potential the content has. And she did. Actually, I thought of Kareena even before I thought of Alia. But with Kareena, things got delayed. Then I told Alia that there is this role which is yet not cast and if she would like to do this role. Then in the same month Kareena also heard it and agreed to do the film. So it just happened. And I felt very happy when it happened for I feel it is a very special film.
Very interested to see this movie!