Director Meghna Gulzar’s next film Raazi has been eagerly awaited ever since the trailer of her film released recently. Meghna says this is all thanks to the lead actress of the film, Alia Bhatt. “If Alia had not come on board, the film would not have been made,” says Meghna.
She adds, “When she comes on the set, she does not only know her own lines but those of the other stars as well. She is well-versed with the nuances required and brings a lot more to the table.”
On what drew her to the story, she says, “This is a true story, powerful and rare. It showcases such immense sacrifice, valour, loyalty and righteousness. It seems almost flawless, but it is not. There is a beautiful duality in the story, especially in the girl’s character.”
About Alia’s character and look, she adds, “You will see her in a very different avatar. She will look more feminine and slightly more mature. She is completely in character and her hard work is visible.”
On whether the film will release in Pakistan, Meghna says enigmatically, “I will leave that to the very able producers.”