New Delhi: Actress Alia Bhatt said that the intention behind making Udta Punjab is not to condemn those involved in drug problems but to empathise with their struggle to emerge out of it.
The Abhishek Chaubey-directed film is based on the issue of drug related issues in Punjab. There were reports that the censor board was not clearing the film but the makers have clarified that the film is still under process for certification.
Alia said that Udta Punjab is not targeting anyone but introducing audience to an issue, which is plaguing not only India but the whole world.
“Whosoever watches the film will realise that it is a story, which is important because it is almost like education of what the situation is. We are not attacking anybody in particular. We are showing a perspective. It’s a backdrop,” Alia told PTI in an interview.
“The problem is not only in Punjab. It is in India. We are not targeting India. In fact, this exists in the world. People are battling it and they are dying at a young age. It is very sad to hear these things,” added Alia.
Alia plays a Bihari migrant in Udta Punjab which also casts Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan.
“We are not being preachy and saying that you are wrong if you are a drug addict. In fact, we are empathising with them because it’s a battle. Full mention and regard has been given to that,” said Alia.