Shahid Kapoor plays the character of drugged, doped, delusional rock star in Udta Punjab. Now, it is learnt that the character is quiet similar to YO YO Honey Singh, who had recently gone into hibernation allegedly for alcoholism, among other afflictions.
While the film’s team officially denies any resemblance between Shahid’s character Tommy Singh and Honey Singh, a source from the film admits there are similarities between the two.
Source has been quoted by media saying, “The whole cult of the wild raunchy Punjabi rock star was spearheaded by Yo Yo Honey Singh. Toh kahin na kahin usski chabbi to aani hi hai (Somewhere the character will look like him for sure). I’d say Shahid plays a much wilder and far more aggressive version of Yo Yo.”
The source further adds, “It’s a wild character who indulges in rampant substance abuse,” says the source.
Shahid is cast as a Punjabi musician in Birmingham, who is brought by his Tauji (Satish Kaushik) to Punjab to become a rock star. This rock monster is not a character seen on Hindi movie screens before.