A few days back, Bollywood Hungama had reported about how, a day after Udta Punjab’s trailer got released, Neetu Chandra wrote an open letter to Alia Bhatt, wherein she had written “It’s disturbing to see the way Biharis have been portrayed in Hindi cinema over the last few years, the recent example being Alia Bhatt’s character from ‘Udta Punjab’ and from whatever one understands from the promo of the film, director Abhishek Chaubey is guilty of strengthening the stereotype of Biharis by creating Bhatt’s character the way it is, in ‘Udta Punjab’.”
While Alia Bhatt did not respond then, recently, when she was asked about Neetu Chandra and her open letter, she said she felt that anybody could make assumptions based on what they saw in the trailer. She added that while one always made assumptions before seeing the full film, the trailer was just a tease or hint. She also added that, if people nurtured same thoughts even after seeing the film, they were justified then. But, till then, one had to just wait.
We wonder as to what Neetu Chandra has to say about this.
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