Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar is gearing up for the release of her upcoming directorial Raazi starring Alia Bhatt in the lead. Going by the trailer, the film will surely take you on an emotional ride and will definitely leave people in surprise.
During an interaction with a leading daily, Meghna revealed that she wouldn't have made the film if Alia wouldn't have come on board. She said, "Even before Bhavani Iyer (who wrote the screenplay with Meghna) and I had put a word on paper, I knew that a performance was needed to take Sehmat’s journey forward on screen. Also, the way I see her, she doesn’t suddenly turn into this indestructible superhero on a mission. There’s a vulnerability inherent in her character which she retains till the end and I’ve noticed that no matter how hard-hitting the characters she plays, there is a certain softness to Alia, physically and emotionally, that I was looking for."
On being quizzed if Alia was stuck with any scene, Meghna stated, "None. Once she connected with the character, she was consumed by her. Alia worked really hard on her prep — she took language sessions, learnt the Morse code and other training. By the time we sat for the readings, she knew all her lines and was even asking what I meant by underlined script cues like ‘gives a knowing look’, wanting me to explain what I meant by the ‘knowing look’."
Raazi also stars Vicky Kaushal and is slated to release on May 11, 2018.