Actress Alia Bhatt will be seen as a hockey player in the upcoming film Udta Punjab for which she took special coaching. Recently she shot for a song with real life hockey players who had come together from several colleges in Mumbai. The actress was moved by their motivation and said that the sport required a lot of hard work.
Alia said, “The girls were cool, tough and inspiring. There was so much that I learnt from them about the sport. It was a fun shoot as we clicked a few selfies.”
She has been a part of sports like football and handball during her school days. “Since I began practicing I have realised that hockey is a difficult sport and requires a lot of skill,” she added.
It took over a month and a half’s training for Alia to learn the correct postures of the sport. She was also trained by Shah Rukh Khan while shooting for Gauri Shinde’s film.
Alia said, “I was given a coach and we trained at a place in Bandra. I would reach at around 6 am.”
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey the film will release on June 17.