Shahid and Diljit's
Shahid Kapoor as rockstar and Diljit Dosanjh as cop in "Udta Punjab." Pictured: Shahid and Diljit's "Udta Punjab" character postersPR Handout

Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh has a huge fan-following and as a Baisakhi treat, the makers of "Udta Punjab" have released the first look poster of the actor. The film, which also stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan, is Diljit's Bollywood debut film.

The makers of the film have unveiled Shahid's character's motion poster Tuesday. It seems the team was waiting for the Punjabi New Year to release Diljit's motion poster. He will be seen as a cop in the much-awaited movie, which revolves around the increasing problem of drug abuse in Punjab. Earlier, several pictures of the actor with co-star Kareena from the sets had gone viral on social media.

In Abhishek Chaubey's "Udta Punjab," Shahid will be seen in the role of a rockstar, Tommy Singh, who gets involved in a drug-related controversy. Alia's character is of a daily wage labourer from Bihar who comes to Punjab in search for work, but ends up becoming a victim of drug trafficking. And, Kareena will be seen as a doctor from Amritsar.

The trailer of the movie is scheduled to be released April 16 and the film is slated to hit the screens June 17. A few days ago, the motion logo was released, which showed the film's name, followed by the line, "Drugs Di Maa Di." It is produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures and Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena's Phantom Films.

On the other hand, Diljit is currently flying high on the success of his Punjabi film "Ambarsariya" that also featured Lauren Gottlieb, Navneet Kaur Dhillon and Monica Gill in pivotal roles. The regional film has garnered immense appreciation from critics as well as the audience.

Also, it has been reported that Anushka Sharma will share screen space with Diljit in her next production flick "Phillauri." Directed by debutant Anshai Lal, the film will also feature the "Life Of Pi" actor Suraj Sharma and the movie is set in Phillaur, Punjab.

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