Scariest character I have ever played: Shahid on 'Udta Punjab'

 18 Apr 2016 - 18:20

Scariest character I have ever played: Shahid on 'Udta Punjab'
Indian Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor (L) poses with actress Kareena Kapoor Khan during the trailer launch of the forthcoming Hindi film Udta Punjab written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey in Mumbai on April 17, 2016. (AFP)

 

Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor says his character of a drug-addict rockstar in the forthcoming movie "Udta Punjab" is the scariest character that he has ever played. However, he says "it was a challenge that I needed to take up."

"Tommy Singh is the scariest character that I have ever played because I don't even drink alcohol, so I don't even know what it likes to be high," the 35-year-old said.

"So, I really have no idea what somebody is going through. I had no idea how I am going to do it. But I felt like it was a challenge that I needed to take up," he added.

Actress Alia Bhatt will be seen in an unusual avatar in “Udta Punjab”. She will be seen sporting a darker skin tone.

Apart from the lingo and her body language, Alia has decided to go for a darker skin tone to match her character, read a statement.

She will be seen in a wheatish skin tone in the film.

Produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under their banner Balaji Motion Pictures in association with Phantom Films, the music for “Udta Punjab” has been composed by Amit Trivedi while the lyrics have been penned by Shellee and Varun Grover.

"Udta Punjab", directed by Abhishek Chaubey, highlights the issue of rampant drug abuse among youth in Punjab. It features Alia Bhatt as a migrant Bihari labourer, Kareena Kapoor Khan as a doctor who is determined to fight the illegal transportation of drugs, and Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh is seen as a police officer.

The film is slated to release on June 17.