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Udta Punjab

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Udta Punjab(English:Punjab on a High) is an upcoming Indian crime thriller film co-written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey. It is about drug abuse in Punjab, India. Produced by Shobha Kapoor and  Ekta Kapoor under their banner Balaji Motion Pictures in association with Phantom Films, it features Shahid Kapoor,Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh in the lead roles.The film is scheduled for release on 17 June 2016.

Premise

The film highlights the impact and menace of drug abuse on society. The film is made to spread awareness about drugs on youth and society in general.

Cast

Music

Udta Punjab
Soundtrack album by Amit Trivedi
Released May 18, 2016
Recorded 2015-2016
Studio A T Studios – Mumbai, The Click Studio – Mumbai
Genre Film Soundtrack
Length 26:29
Label Zee Music
Producer Amit Trivedi
Amit Trivedi chronology
Fitoor
2016
Udta Punjab
2016

The music for Udta Punjab was composed by Amit Trivedi with lyrics by the late Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Shellee and Varun Grover. The background music was composed by Benedict Taylor & Naren Chandavarkar. The music rights are acquired by Zee Music Company.

The first song “Chitta Ve” was released on 4 May 2016. Two more Singles “Da Da Dasse” and “Ik Kudi” were released before the Release of Final soundtrack. The Complete Soundtrack consisting of 7 songs was released on 18 May 2016.

Production

Amit Trivedi said about the soundtrack, “The film required a really dark soundtrack. So, I had to incorporate psychedelic trance and hip hop into it. It will be edgier and more in-your-face than anything else seen in Bollywood music before. I don’t know how the audience will react to it because it is not something that we are used to. But I do know that there are people who have an appetite for psy-trance and hip hop in India. So, I hope it is received well”.  The movie’s music rights were sold for ₹18 crore (US$2.7 million), making it the biggest such deal in Bollywood history. 

Release

The movie has been reported to have had issues with the censor board over profanities and scenes of drug use.  On 9 June 2016, the Censor Board came out with a list of 94 cuts and 13 pointers prior to the film’s release. One of the pointers even included deleting the names of cities in Punjab.  On 13 June 2016, Bombay High Court cleared Udta Punjab with one cut and disclaimers. The scene where Shahid Kapoor’s character Tommy Singh is shown urinating in front of a crowd needs to be chopped off, ruled the court. The CBFC has been directed to issue an ‘A’ certificate to Udta Punjab in two days.

Controversies

The row over the film being drug-themed slated for release on June 17 escalated with co-producer Anurag Kashyap hitting out at Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, calling him “oligarch” and “dictator” and that it was like living in North Korea. The makers of the film are said to have been asked by the Revising Committee of the Censor Board to remove all references to Punjab and to make 89 cuts. Kashyap got the support of several filmmakers including Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt, Ram Gopal Varma, Aamir Khan, Imtiaz Ali,Varun Dhawan and Mukesh Bhatt. “It is a dark day for freedom of expression and creativity in the country,” Mukesh Bhatt said, calling Pahlaj Nihalani a “stooge” of the government. It was finally cleared by bombay high court with the cuts reduced from 89 to 1 in which tommy singh was seen urinating. ‘A’ certificate was given and scheduled release is expected.

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Britannia Filmfare Pre-Awards Party: Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Bollywood Hotties Arrive

Britannia Filmfare main awards show is fast nearing and so the organizers decided to throw a small but lavish pre-awards party for the Bollywood celebrities to relax and let their hair down.

Filmfare Awards show is one of the most prestigious awards a Bollywood celebrity can receive and this 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards show will be even more bigger and better for a host of wonderful actors will be fighting it out to receive the award.

Priyanka Chopra who has been nominated for the Best Actress in a leading role for her performance in Mary Kom was among the early visitors to this pre-awards party. The actress has never looked more hot donning a super sultry white ensemble.

Priyanka chopra in filmfare award

Alia Bhatt too arrived dressed in a white attire but she looked rather different for she sported a sleek and classy suit for the party. One by one all the Bollywood hotties started to arrive, dressed in their best attires for this pre-awards party.

Alia bhatt in filmfare award

The Filmfare team is taking it to a whole new level this time by doing live coverage and personalized video recordings of all the Bollywood celebrities.

Keeping a close tab on this biggest party of 2015, we are bringing you all the live updates and pictures of the Bollywood celebrities arriving at the party.

The live updates on the hottest boys of Bollywood will be coming in a little later, till then take a look at the Bollywood hotties arriving at the party.

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I do not think I’m a star: Alia Bhatt

Celebrity Alia Bhatt doesn’t feel just like a star despite being in information on her fall into line of movies and company recommendations.

Article her debut film ‘Student Of The year’, Alia may next be noticed in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’, Karan Johar’s ‘2 States’ and a film with Varun Dhawan.

‘I do not have much working experience. I’m not really a star. I’m learning… There’s quite a distance to go. Currently I’m influenced by my directors,’ she told PTI. Alia was anxious before firing for ‘Highway‘, a powerful street film, as ‘Student Of The year’ was a light-hearted movie. She claims her ‘Highway’ co-star Randeep Hooda served her. ‘He is a superb actor and helped me a whole lot, he made me feel comfortable.

He’s as small when I am, although he’s senior. It’s merely a understanding he is older. Instead, there have been instances when I was performing older and saying do not do that or that,’ she said.

Alia, who’d be viewed opposite Arjun Kapoor in ‘2 States’, finds him extremely supportive. ‘He is a good actor, I liked him in ‘Ishaqzaade.’ He’s a fantastic person.

He helped me in finding your way through the role,’ the actress said who performs a South Indian girl in the movie. The actor, who’s also the ambassador of aesthetic manufacturer Maybelline, feels it’s good to be modern. ‘Fashion is very important for all… It’s the way in which of showing your self. People must lick themselves,’ she said.