There has been much speculation as to who would star opposite Shahid Kapoor in Abhishek Chaubey’s next movie. Now, the director has finally confirmed that the leading lady will be Alia Bhatt.
Coincidentally, BizAsia reported that Bhatt let go of ‘Rock On 2’ and it seems she’s favoured Chaubey’s film instead. The director told Mumbai Mirror, “Yes, Alia and Shahid are on board. We go on floors in February. The film will release a year from now, so it’s best if I don’t talk about it now. All I can say is that the film will be high on drugs!”
A source also spoke about Bhatt’s decision, “Alia has told the makers of Rock On 2 that she won’t be able to accommodate their film and they have started the hunt for a new girl. Auditions are currently underway in as many as three countries.”
‘Udta Punjab’ is going to be set in North India about rampant drug use in the region. It will see Bhatt paired with Kapoor with the second time after ‘Shandaar’ which is currently underway, directed by ‘Queen’ (2014) director Vikas Bahl.
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