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Kareena Kapoor on Why She Did Udta Punjab and The Controversy


Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan feels it is important to do films on issues prevalent in the society and is hopeful that the message conveyed in her upcoming movie Udta Punjab will come out effectively.

The Abhishek Chaubey-directed Udta Punjab, starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena, deals with the issue of drug abuse in the state of Punjab.

“The reason I did Udta Punjab is because there is no small or big role. And even if my role is a special one in the film, if we actors don’t do these kinds of films, the message (about drug menace) will never be out,” Kareena said.

“I have done many films in the past where I have played pivotal roles, but I chose to be a part of this film because it is important that this message gets told, which am sure is going to come on screen,” she added.

Presently, Udta Punjab makers are fighting a battle against the censor board, which has raised several objections over use of various words and language in the film.

When asked about the ongoing censorship issues, Kareena said, “I have full faith in the film, full faith in Abhishek Chaubey (director) and full faith in our fans. There are big stars in the film and all of them have a huge fan base,” Kareena told reporters.

In the film, Shahid plays the role of a Punjabi rockstar, Alia is a migrant from Bihar, Kareena plays a doctor while Punjabi star Diljit enacts a tough cop.

The Anurag Kashyap-Ekta Kapoor co-produced film is scheduled to release on June 17.

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