Abhishek Chaubey has opened up about the characters in his upcoming film ‘Udta Punjab’ and also denied reports that Shahid Kapoor’s character is based on Yo Yo Honey Singh.
In a recent interview with Mid-day, Chaubey explains how he and Sudip Sharma were at a police station in a village in Punjab, where the lockups were packed with addicts, aged between 17-24. They came face-to-face with a 17 year old who was a heroine addict. Chaubey said ���It was hard just watching them.�
Talking about Kapoor’s character in the film, Chaubey said, “No, he is not inspired by Honey Singh! So, here is a guy who is from Punjab who goes to Birmingham and becomes a part of the underground Asian dub movement. And, as we always think, DJs at a Delhi nightclub will either be around drugs or be surrounded by it. That�۪s who he is.� Thanks to Shahid�۪s character, the music of the movie (composed by Amit Trivedi) is funky with a Bhangra dance influence. What Chaubey wishes the audience takes away from his latest project is that Punjab�۪s drug problem is a national issue India is compelled to discuss. ���The movie hasn�۪t even released and people are talking about it.”
The message that Chaubey would like to get across and for the audience to take away from ��Udta Punjab,�۪ is that Punjab�۪s drug problem is a national issue India is compelled to discuss.
��Udta Punjab�۪ will be on our screens on 17th June.