Portraying Pinky in ‘Udta Punjab’ was ‘biggest challenge’ for Alia

Karachi: From her very first look in ‘Udta Punjab,’ Alia Bhatt has amazed us in her never-seen-before Bihari avatar, but it was not a bed of roses for her to portray the role of Pinky.

In a recent interview, the 23-year-old actor said that being a girl, who has grown up watching Govinda films, Mowgli, Lion King and other English movies, “it was the biggest challenge ever, to play that character,” reports the Dawn.

The ‘ Highway’ actress had “absolutely no reference point” to the character she portrayed.

“It took lots of discussions with Abhishek (Chaubey, director). He gave me the perspective I didn’t have. Then, I made it my own,” she said.

“I could never react naturally, the way Pinky (her character) does,” added Alia.

Further, speaking about Gauri Shinde’s yet-to-be titled next, the ‘ Kapoor and Sons’ actress said that “working with Shah Rukh Khan was a big deal.”.

“Excited” Alia added that she is “dying” for people to see a glimpse of it and that “girls will relate to this film.” (ANI)