Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt won several awards for their incredible performance in Udta Punjab. They deservedly swept away almost all the awards & accolades, because if not for both Alia and Shahid’s acting finesse, the film wouldn’t have been half as fabulous as it was.
While Shahid was already on board for the role of Tommy Singh, he was the one who felt Alia was perfect to play the role of the village girl without a name. At the recently held Big Zee awards, Shahid revealed that he was pretty sure Alia was the ideal choice for the role. Not just that, he even slyly passed on the script of the film to her. He persisted Alia to come on board for the film and it took almost a year to get her nod. Since Alia was busy with other films around that time, Shahid gave her as much time as she needed to get done with her pending projects.
And voila! The result is for everyone to see. Udta Punjab is undoubtedly one of the best films in Bollywood and also one of the toughest in Shahid and Alia’s career.
P.S – Shahid was right, Alia was indeed the perfect choice for the role!