“Watan ke aage kuch bhi nahin, khud bhi nahin.”
Alia Bhatt is ready to knock the socks off of us yet again with her bold and beautiful act in Meghna Gulzar’s directorial, Raazi.
The movie which also stars Vicky Kaushal is based on Harinder Sikka’s best-selling novel, Calling Sehmat. Raazi is about Sehmat who is a daughter, a wife to a Pakistani army official and an Indian spy.
Yesterday, we got a few glimpses of Alia’s character with the help of three posters which showcased the different shades of Sehmat.
Today, the trailer of Raazi has released and it will induce instant goosebumps. We are used to seeing Alia as the girl-next-door and when she sheds that image for a raw avatar, she leaves us mighty impressed and Raazi’s trailer is no different.
In the gripping trailer, we see Sehmat assigned to be an Indian spy by her father as she gets married to Vicky’s character who hails from Pakistan. We see the softer moments between Alia and Vicky and the action-packed moments as she trains to be a spy in enemy territory. Alia’s tirade of emotions is clearly captured in the entirety of the trailer.
Watch the trailer below:
With just the trailer, we can see Alia possibly giving the performance of her lifetime. Would you agree!?
Earlier, in an interview with a daily, when Alia was asked if she had read the novel Calling Sehmat to which the actor said, “I had not read the book when Meghna came to me about a year-and-a-half ago. There was just a basic one-line story idea. I told her that this is something that I would love to do. Usually, we greenlight a script, but in my head, I had agreed to do Raazi even without the script. It’s a true story, and when I heard the turn of events, I had goosebumps. I couldn’t believe it. Then, they came back to me and I read the first 20 pages of the story and I knew that if I want to do that one film a year that challenges me, this is that film. Actors want to do that one big Hindi film every year, but I want to do that one film that will completely challenge me and turn everything upside down. It happened with Highway, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi and now with Raazi. I am so scared and nervous to go on this journey, because of the kind of intensity of this character.”
Raazi is slated to release on May 11, 2018.