Script was my bible and Meghna Gulzar was my priest: Vicky Kaushal

Sawaal ek, jawaab do, (Ask one question, get two answers) says Vicky Kaushal about his director Meghna Gulzar who he thinks was already living the story of Raazi.

The story is about the journey of an ordinary Indian girl in extraordinary circumstances as war was becoming imminent between India and Pakistan then.
Raazi is about the journey of an ordinary Indian girl in extraordinary circumstances as the war was becoming imminent between India and Pakistan then. Photo courtesy: Zee Studios International

The actor’s roots are in the Hindi film industry but there’s nothing typically Bollywood about him, highlighted by his choice of offbeat roles in movies like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and Masaan, and playing the role of a Pakistani army officer who marries Alia Bhatt aka Sehmat is his latest unique portrayal. Sehmat is trained as an Indian spy on the order of her father (played by actor Rajit Kapur).

The protagonist Sehmat, played by Alia Bhatt, transforms into an Indian spy on the order of her father.
The protagonist Sehmat, played by Alia Bhatt, transforms into an Indian spy on the order of her father. Photo courtesy: Zee Studios International

Based on the true story of a young girl who was sent to Pakistan in 1971 as a covert operative, the film is directed by Meghna Gulzar of Talvar fame, who spoke to Connected to India and shared her process of making the first Indian movie based on a Kashmiri woman spy.

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Raazi is produced By Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Raazi is produced By Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions. Photo courtesy: Zee Studios International

Here is what Meghna Gulzar and Vicky Kaushal had to say about Raazi.

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Himanshu Verma
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Founder & ceo of Connected to India. Experience and understanding of working in print, electronic, on-mobile and online media. Led branding, marketing and communications teams at ESPN STAR Sports and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Found and divested digital marketing and communications consultancy, Like Minds Consulting to Fifth Ring of UK. Served as their MD for APAC.

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