Pankaj Tripathi taught Alia Bhatt how to speak Bihari

Alia Bhatt earlier was seen playing cool characters in the film, but seeingher in Udta Punjab you will be shocked. In this film she is playing a Bihari girl, she will be seen speakign Bihari, Alia has not personal connection with Bihar, so from where did she learned Bhojpuri. Actor Pankaj Tripathi says he has helped actress Alia Bhatt to learn the Bihari accent for her role in the forthcoming crime thriller film 'Udta Punjab'. Alia comes to Punjab from Bihar in search of some work and Udta Punjab's real story starts. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film, which also stars Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh. Pankaj told, '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 Bihari. As Alia has lived in an urban surrounding, it was a bit difficult for her to speak with a Bihari accent.' Pankaj is known for his roles in films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Omkara and Singham Returns. However, Pankaj apprecited Alia and said that she is a high working student and also said that she also used to practice Bihari in her house. It took around one month to prepare her for her role. She is a very dedicated and hard working actress. When people will see this film then they will see Alia's different avatar, said Pankaj. Udta Punjab is releasing on 17th June.