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Alia Bhatt To Play Kashmiri Spy In ‘Raazi’

Alia Bhatt will play a Kashmiri girl tasked with spying for India in an upcoming film. Based on Harinder Sikka’s novel, Calling Sehmat, the project has Vicky Kaushal as a Pakistani officer.

Director Meghna Gulzar said:


“I am trying to do something in a new space, recreating India and Pakistan of the ’70s on sets and real locations. A lot of research has gone into getting the period and dialect right. There are some action pieces too. Its work in progress with workshops and reading sessions. It’s only when you agree to something that you eventually end up doing it and live with the consequences. ‘Raazi’ is a synonym of ‘sehmat’ which also means agreeable.” 

Author Harinder Sikka called the book “an attempt to highlight one of the finest examples of extreme loyalty of the Kashmiri people towards India.”

Meghna’s last film was Talvar that was based on the 2008 Noida double murder case.