Katrina: ‘Udta Punjab’ beautiful film, online leak a tragedy

Friday, Jun 17, 2016,13:37 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has praised Udta Punjab calling it a beautiful film but said it is extremely tragic that the movie was leaked online.

The 32-year-old Fitoor actress, who watched the film at the special screening here last night, was impressed with the performances of Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. I thought it was a really outstanding film. Both Shahid and Alia have done an unbelievable job.

Alia’s performance is absolutely brilliant in the film. I think it is a beautiful movie, she told reporters. The director is passionate about the story he chose and he has done justice to it, Katrina added.

The film stars Shahid as high-on-drugs rockstar Tommy Singh while Alia is seen as a Bihari migrant, who is an aspiring hockey player. The Abhishek Chaubey-directed project, which was involved in a battle with the censor board, was leaked on the Internet two days before its release.

Katrina says the incident is a big tragedy as an immense amount of hardwork has gone behind a film.The actress joined other Bollywood celebrities including Aamir Khan, Karan Johar and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who appealed the audience to watch the movie only in theaters.

I think this is a big tragedy. There is an incredible amount of work which has gone into the film. When you will see the film, hopefully in the cinema hall, you will appreciate it. I would urge people to not watch it online.