‘Udta Punjab’ completes 5 years of release. The film’s screenwriter Sudeep Sharma has made an attention-grabbing revelation about the character of ‘Tommy Singh’ in the film. On the completion of 5 years of the film, Sudeep mentioned, “Shahid Kapoor was our second choice for the character of Tommy Singh. We thought of casting Pakistani British actor Riz Ahmed for the function of Tommy Singh in this film. Sudeep says, “I was so impressed particularly after seeing Riz Ahmed’s performing in Nightcrawler that we have been considering of casting Riz in this film. We by no means thought that we’ll forged any Bollywood actor for the character of Tommy Singh in the film.
Talking to Film Companion, Sudeep says, “Riz is a superb actor. And I really like his film ‘Nightcrawler’. He was not even such a giant star at the moment. So we may assume of casting him in the film ‘Udta Punjab’. Ridge match completely in the function of Tommy Singh. When you’re casting the film, need runs like a horse at a excessive pace.’
Significantly, the story of the film ‘Udta Punjab’ revolves round a critical drug-related case of the younger technology of Punjab. The songs of the film additionally grew to become fairly fashionable. Although the film needed to face the wrath of the censor board and lots of scenes of the film have been eliminated by the censor board as obscene. Directed by Abhishek Choubey, the film stars Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh. appeared in the lead roles.