'Udta Punjab' beautiful film, online leak a tragedy: Katrina Kaif

Jun 17, 2016, 20:57 IST | PTI

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has praised "Udta Punjab" calling it a "beautiful" film but said it is extremely tragic that the movie was leaked online.

The 32-year-old "Fitoor" actress, who watched the film at the special screening here last night, was impressed with the performances of Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

"I thought it was a really outstanding film. Both Shahid and Alia have done an unbelievable job. Alia's performance is absolutely brilliant in the film. I think it is a beautiful movie," she told reporters.

"The director is passionate about the story he chose and he has done justice to it," Katrina added. The film stars Shahid as high-on-drugs rockstar Tommy Singh while Alia is seen as a Bihari migrant, who is an aspiring hockey player.

The Abhishek Chaubey-directed project, which was involved in a battle with the censor board, was leaked on the Internet two days before its release. Katrina says the incident is a big tragedy as an immense amount of hardwork has gone behind a film.

The actress joined other Bollywood celebrities including Aamir Khan, Karan Johar and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who appealed the audience to watch the movie only in theaters. "I think this is a big tragedy. There is an incredible amount of work which has gone into the film. When you will see the film, hopefully in the cinema hall, you will appreciate it. I would urge people to not watch it online."

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