Alia Bhatt is all set to return to an adrenaline gushing action flick in Meghna Gulzar’s next directorial Raazi, produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions.
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Based on Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat, the movie revolves around a Kashmiri girl played by Alia, who is married to an army officer across the border, Vicky Kaushal, who is working to provide the Indian Intelligence with invaluable information during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. The film is to be shot in Punjab and Kashmir in a back-to-back schedule starting from July. A small portion of the film will be shot in Mumbai.
“I am trying to do something in a new space, recreating India and Pakistan of the ’70s on sets and real locations. A lot of research has gone into getting the period and dialect right. There are some action pieces too. It’s work in progress with workshops and reading sessions,” Meghna stated.
President of Junglee Pictures, Priti Shahani, says, “We are very excited with the entire team that has come together with us to tell this story. It’s the first time we are collaborating with Karan Johar who has a very keen understanding of connecting stories with the audience and brings immense creative value to storytelling. Alia has showcased her acting prowess in every film and right from start we saw her as our Sehmat. As for Meghna, it’s like homecoming for us post ‘Talvar’ and she is the perfect person to tell this story.”
While talking about her leading lady Alia, Meghna added how she has landed a very challenging role at the risk of sounding cliched, a character unlike any other she’s played before. Raazi is synonymous to Sehmat, which also means agreeable.