Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt’s “Raazi” is already the most-talked about film of the town, ever since the official trailer was released on Monday (Apr 9).
Here are 10 things to know about Alia Bhatt’s Raazi:
1. The title of the film is “Raazi”, which means “agree” in English. It is a thriller based on true incidents that took place in 1971. Alia Bhatt has shared the trailer of Raazi.
2. It is a cinematic adaptation of author Harinder Sikka’s novel “Calling Sehmat”.
3. The film is about a Kashmiri girl, who works as an Indian spy in Pakistan. She marries a Pakistani man so that she could sneak into their territory and gather information related to the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
4. Alia Bhatt plays the lead role of Sehmat, while Vicky Kaushal plays her husband, Pakistani soldier Iqbal.
5. The film directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Karan Johar.
6. “Raazi” was shot across several real locations like Nabha city of Patiala district, Malerkotla in Sangrur district of Punjab and Doodhpathri in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
7. Shooting of the film started with principal photography in Mumbai in July 2017, while the film wrapped up on October 27, 2017.
8. The official of the film was released on Apr 9 and within a day garnered 4,874,408 views to become the #1 trending on YouTube.
9. The film is set to release on May 11.
10. “Raazi” also stars Rajit Kapoor, Shishir Sharma, Jaideep Ahlawat, Ashwath Bhatt, Amruta Khanvilkar and Soni Razdan.
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Sreya is based in Kolkata. She is a Senior Editor of Big Wire.