A few Biharis, including actress Neetu Chandra were critical of Alia Bhatt‘s appearance in Udta Punjab. Judging from the trailer of the film, Neetu alleged that the movie was typically stereotyping Biharis by showing the character in torn clothes and ‘dirty’ skin. At the launch of Udta Punjab‘s latest song Ikk Kudi, Alia responded to these allegations –
I feel anybody makes assumptions based on what they see in the trailer. I think it is better for us to keep quiet than say anything because whatever people are assuming especially the person in question over here is doing so from the trailer and it could also possibly not be true. We always make assumptions before seeing the full film. Trailer is just a tease or hint. Film is the real content we are putting out there. So after seeing the film if people have the same thoughts then it is correct to justify but before that one should just wait.