The much awaited trailer of Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions’ Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar, finally released. The film which is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel, Calling Sehmat, stars Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in pivotal roles. While the wait for the film to hit screens seems interminable, Alia Bhatt’s character in Raazi is that of a young, naive girl who decides to risk her life for her country. When asked about her preparation for the role, Alia Bhatt added that the most beautiful aspect of her role was that she did not have to enact anything.
However, not many may know that a lot of technical preparation went into playing Sehmat. In fact, Alia had to improve her Urdu and then unlearn what she had picked up, because she plays a Kashmiri and she wasn’t required to speak chaste Urdu or Hindi. Besides this Alia Bhatt also learnt how to drive a Jonga (a kind of jeep used by the armed forces). Talking about the same a source from the film adds, “Emotionally, one would have never been able to prepare for the journey Alia’s set out on, because once they started shooting, it was relentless. They have shot nine scenes a day, and that’s something Alia have never done before.”
As for the film, Raazi is presented by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, and produced by Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta, releases on May 11, 2018.
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