Raazi is an upcoming Indian period thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar, staring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead role under the banner of Dharma Productions. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat, about an Indian spy married to a Pakistani military officer during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 well but Alia has something more to talk about it. Recently we interview alia and this is how the interview happened:
1) Talking to Alia about her character as Sehmet?
Ans ) she said, it was very big opportunity to portray something true and real even though I have never really see sehmat ever. I have create a character of Sehmet from scratch, I just cracked the way see speaks rest all were easy If comparing sehmat how nice see is on the scale of 1-100 she is 103 for me as a human being and then her graph whatever happens in her career or life.
2) Alia’s take away from her character?
Ans) Take away I can’t tell u, because its entire film, but I did learned that what we think being patriotic is quite opposite to what actually is true patriotism, what we believe is patriotic is what matters to you. I love my country which is not enough, one have to do things for their country, “have to add value” to take participation in actions and activities that are not only beneficial to you. That’s what I understood from sehmat. And from this journey that’s what I have decided to do lot of things as an individual artist who has ex number of followers on Instagram, what is use of having such no. of followers when I can’t use my voice?
3) Vicky said alia is very accidental prone on set if there is sound like (unn aah aaye) something on that happening on set that means she is alia what you want to say?
Ans) I have so many injuries in my life I have tour my calf muscle, my ankle, gluteal muscle, injured my shoulder during Brahmastra , have hurt my back , I think only my thump is left.
4) How was her experience working with Vicky kaushal?
Ans) ohmm it was lovely, he is a fabulous actor ever since I saw Masan, and he is someone with whom I want to work with because I learn so much from him he is very essential in this film. It’s one of the silent character (his silence say’s a lot) and I was quite nervous about this, 1 track that I have with Iqbal that its very scared and same time very complicated track. Only 2 actors who are very genuine about it can pull it off so I was very happy to get him on board.
5) Kalank, Brahmastra and Gully Boy how’s it working from one to another?
Ans) I’m doing it. I don’t know whether I’m doing it well ( laughing pata nahi kya khichdi kia hai maine) I finished gully boy which is a good thing now it’s just between kalank and brahmastra. Some days I forget who am I? What’s my name? It’s like one of those moment. Luckily or unluckily 2 films are very different from one another. Kalank is epic drama and gully boy is supernatural very beautiful story.
6) Shooting experience with her mother?
Ans) I was not nervous, what she will think of me, I was nervous for her, what if she doesn’t perform well? It’s like how one is worried about their kid. (Beta thik hai 3rd bhi aaoge toh koi baat nahi) but you want your kid to come first. So I was like one of those. After shooting started I realized she is way ahead then me in her professional attitude and personal activities and language and everything.
7) Shooting experience of gun?
Ans) I’m very afraid of gun. I was screaming everyone get side if you love your life. And then they told me, madam that is empty it’s blank. That was the only time I have ever screamed on the set. And 2nd time when I was driving the jonga.
8) Do u think now there is blur line between unconventional cinema and main stream cinema?
Ans) everyone is saying the same thing, might be. Honestly it is very difficult to say that there is a blur line but yea I can say that content is now became the king. There is no formula which will hit the film. It may have all the song all the stuff locations and all but if there is no content movie will not work out. I think that is the beauty and that is the cinema right now. Good films are the one which are doing really well.
9) Pooja Bhatt is waiting to direct you? It’s her dream what you want to say on it?
Ans ) I would love to be directed by Pooja, would love to work with her associated with her. I think when you work with your family and especially my family is like all of us are so individualistic in our own way and in our own thoughts and opinion on life, movie and cinema it’s an intriguing experience. So I’m waiting for that one day when I get work with Pooja and hopefully my dad can also be part of that as well.
10) What do your family think about your acting, do they say anything?
Ans) my parents don’t tell me what they feel. My dad gives me lots of love every morning I.E your my star, my reason to smile etc. Constantly he always pampering me and my sister, telling us you are my favorite you’re my favorite. We don’t know who his favorite is? My mother is more reserved she is like please sleep please eat please rest. And when my mother praises me I’m like (haan haan thik hai…its ok itna bhi acha nahi tha) I move forward because I feel little embarrassed don’t know why.
11) Alia on cameo in SOTY2?
Ans) that you have to ask Karan because is the maker of the university. I’m very happy that we are launching, dharma is launching I say we because I feel like I’m the part of the family. Launching 2 new girls Ananya and Tara both of them are super bright, amazing presence I’m waiting to see what they are going to do.
12) Possibility of you directed by your dad for Sadak 2?
Ans ) it’s being discussed many times. He calls himself extinct volcano. But you never know let see. I don’t discussed any script before finalizing because I believe advice from so many people won’t help you or the situation. So I go on instinct, so I discussed with him later and he says (hmm acha nice hmmm ok) good decision. My father has too many roles to play in my career. He is father he is producer he thinks all the aspects I don’t think so he will control this thought.
13) Highway, Dear zindagi, Udta Punjab and Raazi which one is emotionally attached?
Ans) hmmm silence for a while. If I’ll say Raazi you will think I’m promoting my movie but yeah Raazi.
14) Wearing wedding attire more than 175 times, really?
Ans) complete exaggeration. Not 175 times but yea I wore it many times.it was like Bidaai costume. We Keep laughing like aaj Bidaai cut, don’t know (kab khatam hoga) Every day I did Bidaai cut, so it became joke for all of us. Last day they ask because I put Mehndi, lady working on Mehndi she ask aaj Bidaai Hai? (Nahi aaj nahi Hai. Laughingly) I also told my make-up artist today is Bidaai cut. He start crying because he don’t have Bidaai material. So tear started coming out of his eyes. That was the highlight of Bidaai moment. That literally brought tears into the people eyes.
After Raazi alia also has 3 more movie realizing this year Gully boy, Brahmastra and kalank. All are different from one another.