Have you seen this gritty drama yet?
Alia Bhatt, gives us another SMASHING performance with Abhishek Chaubey's Udta Punjab and leaves her fans asking for more! Who would have thought that this powerhouse of talent would experiment into so many genres, constantly updating her acting game.
Well, there was a lot of buzz created around Udta Punjab, thanks to the Censor Board of course. But apart from that, there was a lot of interest and build up on all the lead characters. Alia's SHOCKING de glam avatar impressed many and there was a speculation, before the film release, about her name. While some publications told us that her name is 'Pinky Kumari', she blatantly denied the same in our exclusive interview. She had clearly asked us to watch the movie to know and refused to give away the information. Now we know why.
Having watched the movie, lets now decode the real reason why the Bhatt babe was not willing to give way her name. The reason is simply because, she doesn't really have a name in the film! Yeah! You heard it right. There is a sequence where Shahid Kapoor's character Tommy Singh AKA Gabru is in a desperate search of Alia to rescue here from the drug lords. He begins asking around for her amongst her co workers (her character is that of a migrant Bihari worker in a field). One of the girls who knows her just shrugs and says that she did not know her name and just addressed her by a nickname, 'Bawariya'. In the end too, Gabru asks Alia her name for the last time. Propped on a beach, Alia's eyes wander off to the sight of a foreigner in a bikini and gets an instant name inspiration before declaring. 'Mary Jane'.
Well, we feel that her character does not have a name coz the filmmaker wanted to make a satire of the fact that there are zillion such nameless laborers who succumb due to various issues and abuse. Abhishek essentially wanted to portray her as an 'invisible' victim who falls into the trap of narco politics of Punjab.
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