Alia Bhatt and the crew of Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi are stranded in Patiala after protests erupted over the conviction of a self-styled godman in a rape case. The shooting’s been called off. A source from Patiala says, “The situation here is quite volatile. We’re all staying within the hotel until the crisis is diffused. Everyone is worried. Gulzar saab has been enquiring anxiously not just for his daughter (the director) but the entire unit.” But Alia is being brave. “We’re all safe. The shooting got postponed by a few days because there’s a curfew here. There’s is no stress,” she said.
After the Patiala portion is filmed, the Raazi crew would be flying to Kashmir to film a major part of the film. “That won’t be easy either. I guess we are looking at some challenging locations for our film. Alia is up for every challenge. Her concentration and focus is commendable,” says a prominent crew member.