Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a rockstar in Udta Punjab, said that he was so crazy about watching Michael Jackson perform live that he asked his mother to buy him a ticket for his concert rather than give him birthday presents for five years.
"It was 1995 and the ticket was for Rs 3,000. I told my mom that Michael Jackson is coming and don't give me my birthday presents for the next five years but buy me this ticket," said Shahid.
"So somehow, I managed to collect some money, saved some from my pocket money, took a loan from my mom, and I bought that ticket," said Shahid.
When Shahid was asked if he ever wanted to be a rockstar, he said: "I guess when you watch huge stars on stage -- be it film stars, music stars or rockstars, of course, there is a part of you that wants to be on that stage, doing that one day, and you want people to react to you that way. I guess every artiste somewhere feels that. That's where it all starts."
Udta Punjab deals with drug abuse in Punjab. In the film, Shahid plays a rockstar who is a drug addict.
It features Alia Bhatt as a migrant Bihari labourer, Kareena Kapoor Khan as a doctor who is determined to fight the illegal transportation of drugs, and Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh as a police officer.
Udta Punjab will release on June 17.
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