Everybody Avoided Alia Bhatt
Tue May 17 2016, 11:28 am
When Alia Bhatt’s first look from Abhishek Chaubey’s film Udta Punjab was released, several people had to do a double-take. The actor, who plays a migrant Bihari labourer in the film, was totally unrecognisable in her Udta Punjab get-up. And her look wasn’t without certain side-effects. Alia invited a lot of flak from people both within and outside the Hindi film industry. Actor Neetu Chandra had penned an open letter slamming Alia and Abhishek Chaubey for stereotyping Biharis in their film.
Alia also shared how her look made people avoid her on the sets of the film.
“When we started shooting, I walked on to the sets and I was avoided by all. Nobody realised that it was me. Suddenly, when I spoke to Chaubey, everybody realised and took five steps back. They felt they had made a blunder,” said Alia at the launch of the song Ikk Kudi from the film.
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