Kareena Was Shahid Kapoor’s First Choice For Udta Punjab

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Shaandaar didn’t go as expected for Shahid Kapoor but the actor is now focusing on his next project. Shahid and Alia Bhatt are coming together with Kareena Kapoor for Udta Punjab.  A source said, “The makers are eyeing an early 2016 release for Udta Punjab. It will release mostly around February-end or in March.”

According to Shahid it’s a special film, he says, “Udta Punjab on paper might seem dark and edgy, but once you see that film, I can assure you it’s the kind of role any actor would die for. When I heard the script, I instantly agreed. There were three other characters and we were waiting for them to be cast. Nobody was saying yes to the film and we could not start. It took some time for the film to get cast.”

At the narration, Shahid suggested Kareena’s name, “Actually, I never wanted to recommend Kareena because I was scared thinking about how people will perceive that again. When I was narrated the film, I thought of Kareena even before Alia. The role that Kareena plays, I felt she was just perfect for the role.” Shahid adds, “But then somehow, maybe Kareena was not free and it got a bit delayed. Then somehow within that month, Kareena heard the script and said yes to the film. It kind of happened and I felt really happy when it did.”

Talking about his Shaandaar co-star Alia, Shahid said, “Initially, when Kareena didn’t have time for the narration, I told Alia that woh role ki casting toh nahi ho rahi hai, tu yeh role karegi kya? She read that role and she said she really liked it.”


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