Making of ‘Raazi’ video: Alia Bhatt talks about playing a spy

The trailer of Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Raazi’ released last week received lots of accolades. Alia Bhatt’s character was highly applauded and fans can’t stop raving Alia’s performance. We all have seen the final product but what Alia and the team went through to make a beautiful picture ‘Raazi’ and how Meghna transformed Alia a spy named Sehmat is show in the making of ‘Raazi’ video.

“We were making a film on a spy from a different era. So the modes of communication were very different from what we know today. Morse is basically the dots and dashes. It is basically an electrical pulse transmitted through radio frequency,” explained filmmaker Meghna Gulzar of ‘Talvar’ fame.

Alia who wears that intense look of a spy with perfection talks about her transformation and said, “There were a lot of spy activities that I had to do on the sets and one of them was morse code. The film has a lot of intel that I transfer through morse. I actually had to memorise the codes and ended up mugging up all the codes. The terrifying part was when I had to drive a Jonga jeep. I have never driven in my life ever before so I was a little nervous about it because there is a very important sequence where I had to drive that car. My driving lessons happened in the basement of the Dharma Productions at 7 in the morning.”

Adding to it, she said, “Meghna was very clear that she wants the character of Sehmat to be a young, feminine and gentle girl who is a spy. So whatever I was learning was a genuine training session.” Also, Alia talked about her favourite sequences in the movie. “For some strange reason, I loved all the sly spy sequences in the movie where I was doing all the bugging and debugging,” said Alia.

The action director of ‘Raazi’, Harpal Singh was all praise for the learning skills of Alia as he said, “The things she didn’t know, she used to work on them until she gets them all correct.”

‘Raazi’ also features Vicky Kaushal, Soni Razdan, Shishir Sharma, Rajit Kapoor and Jaideep Ahlawat.