Alia Bhatt is all set to play the role of a Kashmiri in her upcoming film, ‘Raazi’ which is based on Harinder S Sikka’s book ‘Sehmat’. Vicky Kaushal who will be seen playing an army officer is paired opposite Alia in this movie.
The actress, who is currently shooting in Patiala revealed that it’s been a challenging experience for her. Talking about it, Alia said, “I won’t lie. Yes, it has been very challenging. The shooting [of the film] is still on, and I still have a month left [before its completion]. We have been shooting in almost a non-stop manner, barring a few days when the shoot got disrupted [due to the recent unrest in the region]. But overall, it has been a good and an interesting journey — creatively as well as mentally. I am in Patiala right now, and I feel that when you are shooting outdoors, it’s always lovely because you are only with your film dedicating all your energies and attention to it. Plus, it’s lovely being in Patiala.”
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Alia Bhatt and team ‘Raazi’ were stuck in Punjab when violence broke out following Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s verdict. Talking about the frightening experience, Alia said, “It wasn’t as scary [for us] but it was clearly frightening for everyone in the state and even outside. We were still safe inside the hotels and we didn’t step out. Of course, that’s something we had to do. But I feel really bad for people, who weren’t safe, were out on the roads, and were subject to all the violence.”READ ALSO
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While shooting for the film miles away from home, Alia Bhatt seems to missing her family and especially her cat. The actress revealed that she will be travelling to Mumbai just to see her cat. Alia said, "You know, I will be back in Mumbai only by the end of September [after wrapping up the shoot]. But, in between, and not many would believe that, but I will be travelling to the city just to see my cat (Edward) so that I am assured that he hasn’t forgotten me (laughs). So, after we finish the schedule in Patiala, I have a couple of days in hand before I reach Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir [for another schedule]. So, I will come to Mumbai; spend a day with my cat and the next day, I will fly to Kashmir."
‘Raazi’ is directed by ace director Meghna Gulzar and produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions. The film is slated to release on May 11, 2018.