"If it gets pushed ahead, so it will be beneficial to us (Housefull 3)," said Akshay asked on being told that Udta Punjabs original release date was June 17 but could get delayed.
"It was fabulous working with Abhishek Chaubey. He has this rare quality of guiding you through the journey of the film and still gives you space to try your own," said Alia Bhatt
Udta Punjab is battling the Censor Board's prescribed 89 cuts, led by co-producer Anurag Kashyap who is campaigning to have the film release in its current form
"To be able to put a message across and to reach out to a number of people, you have to entertain them. I hope they make this film tax free so that people can watch this for less money because it is telling something that you need to know," said Shahid
"Shahid who doesn't smoke, shot the track with only smoke around. It was a tad bit difficult, but Shahid got into the skin of the character and finished the song without any hitch," the film's director Abhishek Chaubey said
"When a filmmaker is ready with his film, he sends it to CBFC and according to him that is the film he wants. So even if it is altered a little bit it is Qatl-e-Aam of it. I don't think any filmmaker makes a film and then says 'cut and leave whatever you want'"
"Just tell me how it is decided that two people feel awkward. That we were looking at each other in a particular way? What you did find awkward?"
Ud-daa Punjab is truly the party song 2016 has been looking for, which is only right given that lead actor Shahid Kapoor plays a rock star in the film
"We are not being preachy and saying that you are wrong if you are a drug addict. In fact, we are empathising with them because it's a battle. Full mention and regard has been given to that," said Alia
"Abhishek Chaubey is a good friend of mine. He asked me to help Alia prepare for her role of a Bihari girl. I taught her the language. As Alia has lived in an urban surrounding, it was a bit challenging for her to speak with a Bihari accent," said Pankaj Tripathi
Shahid and Kareena have featured together in films like Fida, 36 China Town and Jab We Met. They will soon be seen in Udta Punjab. However, Shahid and Kareena do not feature together in any scene in the film
"You tell me the solution. You declared the film as 'banned.' Neither was the film banned nor did anything else happen. You all don't even know what has happened. Nothing happened," said Anurag Kashyap