Only a few hours ago Raazi trailer starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in the lead roles was released. The two minutes, twenty one seconds trailer has already got the actress and the entire cast of the film lot of praise and it has already got the fans super excited for the film. As the trailer and teaser posters of the film continue to create buzz on the internet, Alia Bhatt shares how her own parents – Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan reacted to the same. Interestingly, for those of you who don’t know – it’s for the first time in this film that Alia will be seen sharing the screen with her mommy dearest.
Sharing the same, Alia said, “My parents have been very involved with Raazi. My mother (Soni Razdan) has even acted in the film. They’ve both seen the trailer. The first time my dad (Mahesh Bhatt) saw the trailer, he was sitting a little away from our dining area and watching it intently on his laptop. Suddenly, we heard a whistle. That’s how we knew he’s liked it. Though my mother has acted in the film, she had tears in her eyes when she saw the trailer. She said, ‘It’s very moving and gritty.”
Amazing right? Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan are sure of their young star.
Meanwhile, talking about her character Sehmat in the film, Alia told a daily, “For me, the best part is that this character is not a Lara Croft. She’s a young, naive girl, who decides to risk her life for her country. This was the most beautiful aspect, because I didn’t have to enact anything. Being brave doesn’t mean that you don’t get scared. The sequences were overwhelming, but I wasn’t afraid of holding on and going all the way. A lot of technical preparation went into playing Sehmat. I had to improve my Urdu and then unlearn what I had picked up, because I play a Kashmiri and I wasn’t required to speak chaste Urdu or Hindi. I even learnt the Morse Code by heart. It was something Meghna believed that I should do authentically, and I feel that it helped me get perfectly into the character. One could have argued that kisi ko kya patachalega, but we had to be as authentic as possible. I also learnt how to drive a Jonga (a kind of jeep used by the armed forces). Emotionally, one would have never been able to prepare for the journey I set out on, because once we started shooting, it was relentless. We’ve shot nine scenes a day, and that’s something I have never done before. It was a lot of work without a minute to waste or think about anything else. It’s a blessing for an actor, because you just have to be in character all the time, without any distraction.”
Helmed by Meghna Gulzar, Raazi is slated to hit the theatres on May 11 this year.