Shahid Kapoor plays a rockstar who indulges in substance abuse in Udta Punjab, but it looks like the actor had a difficult time connecting with that role since he’s a teetotaler – he doesn’t drink, and has apparently never experienced a high from any kind of substance. But since he was determined to get into the skin of the character, Shahid turned to the next best thing available to him… coffee! (Which he’s pretty much obsessed with anyway.)
Apparently, Shahid OD’d on coffee while shooting for this film, and would go through about eight to nine cups to get a “high” before his shots. He admitted this himself, saying:
In the absence of alcohol and any kind of substance, what helped me to get the kind of high I needed for my character was coffee! I would drink several cups of coffee before giving those shots.