Alia Bhatt has touched great heights in Indian cinema, with back to back critically-acclaimed films like Highway, Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi. Now another feather has been added to her cap after Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi. The actress’ performance in the spy-thriller is winning praises from all quarters. Ahead of its release, Alia Bhatt made an appearance on television’s one of the most popular talk shows Aap Ki Adalat. During her conversation with India TV’s Editor-In-Chief Rajat Sharma, she shed light on some interesting details about her life behind the cameras.
Talking about what went into her role for Raazi, Alia Bhatt told Rajat Sharma, “I’ve learned how to drive a Jonga for Raazi. I’ve driven many cars in my life, but it was my first time with a Jonga. I was very nervous while driving such a heavy vehicle as I didn’t want to ruin such an important scene in the film.”
“All the roles which I’ve portrayed in the past few years required hard work. But Sehmat is special for me, as it’s based on a true story,” she added.
For the uninitiated, Alia Bhatt wore the Pink saree from her Vidaai sequence for more than 175 times during the shooting. Shedding light on it, she said, “The Vidaai sequence of Raazi captured Sehmat’s journey from her hometown in Kashmir to Pakistan. Since the shooting took place at different locations including Patiala and Malerkotla, I had to wear that same pink saree at every location.”
Alia Bhatt also narrated an incident when she cried in front of her father Mahesh Bhatt and sister Pooja Bhatt while filming her debut film Student Of The Year.
“When I told my dad that I was feeling nervous for her first film, he just called me to his office and made me stand in front of around 7 people including Pooja Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi. He told me to explain how I was feeling and while talking, I started crying.”
Now, Alia Bhatt has done many critically-acclaimed as well as commercially hit films in the industry. She will be next seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy opposite Ranveer Singh. Also, she will be starring next to Ranbir Kapoor in Brahmastra.