Raazi is an upcoming Bollywood period thriller film which is produced by Karan Johar and directed by Meghna Gulzar. Raazi features Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles.Raazi movie is basically an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling “Sehmat”. The story revolves around a Kashmiri spy who gets married to a Pakistani man during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The trailer of Raazi is all set to release on 10th April and we’re already curious to watch it as the movie Raazi is shot across several locations including Malerkotla, Nabha and Doodhpathri.
- Alia Bhatt as Sehmat
- Vicky Kaushal as Iqbal
- Rajit Kapoor as Hidayat
- Shishir Sharma as Brigadier Syed
- Jaideep Ahlawat as Khalid Mir
- Ashwath Bhatt
- Amruta Khanvilkar
- Soni Razdan as Teji
Time and again Alia Bhatt has proved that she is one of the most hardworking and talented actresses in the Industry. Alia, who is currently on a promotional spree of her upcoming film ‘ Raazi‘, just gave us a glimpse of her film’s first song as she entertained the audience on a reality show with renowned singer Shankar Mahadevan.
Dressed in an adorable white floral printed dress, Alia crooned ‘Aye Watan’ from ‘Raazi’ with Shankar Mahadevan while Diljit Dosanjh and Monali Thakur cheered them from the side.
The first song of Alia Bhatt’s next film Raazi has been released and you can’t help noticing the detailing. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is about a Kashmiri girl married to a Pakistani army official, played by Vicky Kaushal.
Though the song has most of the visuals from the trailer, but the song puts everything in a better perspective. Based on Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat, Raazi presents Alia Bhatt as Indian spy in Pakistan. To get the job done, she has to be trained in the art of espionage.
With Shankar Mahadevan’s voice playing in the background, the audiences are teased with what spies are expected to know and how they train. From fist fights to planting a bomb, she does everything under Jaideep Ahlawat’s supervision who is playing the mastermind behind Alia’s plotting in Pakistan.
How many of you were left impressed by the trailer of Alia Bhatt’s Raazi? Must have been all of you, we guess. Earlier this month, Alia stunned us as she brilliantly got into the skin of Sehmat – a young Indian who is planted in Pakistan as a spy. Now, director Meghna Gulzar opens up about Alia’s transformation from her “tomboyish” self to the gentle Sehmat (the character she plays) in an interview to mid-day. Taking about prepping Alia for the role of a spy wife, Meghna said: “Her body language was another thing we had to work on. She is tomboyish, almost to the point of being clumsy where she would stumble frequently,” reported mid-day.
“In the film, she was supposed to play this woman who is feminine and dressed in flowy fabrics, yet do the things she was supposed to do which aren’t feminine [in the conventional sense].” Set in 1971, Raazi is the story of Sehmat who is married to a Pakistani army officer named Iqbal (played by Vicky Kaushal) and asked to transfer intel to India.
Talking about the jargon of the movie, the director told mid-day: “Language was a huge part of her preparation. We no longer speak the way we did back then – there was a certain amount of thehrav in the way people communicated. Speaking refined Hindi and Hindustani was essential for the part. I gave her movies and short films to watch, for reference.”
When asked if Alia Bhatt was the best choice for the role, Meghna Gulzar said she had Alia in mind while formulating the script of the movie and that Alia jumped on board after just a brief narration. “Even before we had put down a single word on paper, we knew it was her. This is also the first time in her career that Alia agreed to do a film where the script wasn’t ready,” she told mid-day.
Watch the trailer,