Alia Bhatt is one fine actor. With stellar performances in Highway, Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi and balancing this with her commercial successes like 2 States and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, she is every producers dream. She is now all set to play a Kashmiri girl, married to a Pakistani official (Vicky Kaushal) in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi. The film is based on a novel Calling Sehmat by Harinder S Sikka which is based on real events. Karan Johar took to Twitter to announce the commencement of the shoot of this film.
Alia Bhatt commented on her role in the film and said, “I had not read the book when Meghna came to me about a year-and-a-half ago. There was just a basic one-line story idea. I told her that this is something that I would love to do. Usually, we green light a script, but in my head, I had agreed to do Raazi even without the script. It’s a true story, and when I heard the turn of events, I had goosebumps. I couldn’t believe it. Then, they came back to me and I read the first 20 pages of the story and I knew that if I want to do that one film a year that challenges me, this is that film. Actors want to do that one big Hindi film every year, but I want to do that one film that will completely challenge me and turn everything upside down. It happened with Highway, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi and now with Raazi. I am so scared and nervous to go on this journey, because of the kind of intensity of this character.”