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Raazi Director Meghna Shares Her Feelings On Working With Father Gulzar

The movie, about a girl who risks her life by marrying a Pakistani army officer and moves to the neighbouring country to spy for her own, features Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal.

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Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar says her father and celebrated writer Gulzar’s inputs for a movie are like a painter’s last stroke which leave a lasting impression.

The father-daughter duo joined creative forces for the forthcoming release “Raazi”, which is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel “Calling Sehmat”.

Sharing her experience of working with her father and industry veteran Gulzar in the film, Meghna said here: “He has supervised dialogues, script of the film and penned down the lyrics I think his inputs in films are like painter’s last stroke of the painting which changes emotion of that painting altogether… He is like that.

Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar says her father and celebrated writer Gulzar's inputs for a movie are like a painter's last stroke which leave a lasting impression.
Meghna Gulzar, Director of Raazi, BollywoodCountry

“We first write the script and do preps for the film, and then it’s time to write the songs. As he comes in the picture to write lyrics for the film, the whole film gets elevated a few notches higher. He has seen the film and he really liked it. He has told me that ‘It has become your habit to mute the audience after making film like Talvar and now again, you will do that with Raazi.'”

The movie, about a girl who risks her life by marrying a Pakistani army officer and moves to the neighbouring country to spy for her own, features Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal.

British censors have given the film a 12A certification — not generally suitable for children aged under 12 — with no cuts.

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Meghna said: “Forget the British censor board… We have got approval from Indian censors without any cuts, which I think is a big relief because you feel satisfied when people who are certifying the film can relate with your sensibilities and intentions through which you are presenting the film.

“I think certification also impacts business of the film when you obtain 12A certification from British censor board, then it is also important for producers of the film, and more audience can watch it in theatres.”

The film is scheduled to release on May 11. (BollywoodCountry)

 

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Alia Bhatt Calls Her Father Youth Icon Of The Year

Meghna Gulzar, who directed "Raazi", won Filmmaker of the Year, and Ayushmann Khurrana received the Vogue Man of the Moment award

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My father is Youth Icon of Year: Alia Bhatt. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Alia Bhatt, who received the Youth Icon of the Year honour at a gala here from her father for the first time, said he was best suited for the title.

Alia Bhatt and a slew of Bollywood’s Who’s Who were at the Vogue Women of the Year event here on Saturday night. Filmmaker Karan Johar was the host for the star-studded night, read a statement.

On receiving the award, the “Student Of The Year” actress said: “This is the first time my father is presenting an award to me. What’s most special tonight is the fact that my father is standing right next to me, way past his bed time. Let me tell you that he sleeps at 9 p.m. and wakes up at 5 a.m. and goes and does Pilates and cardio.

“I don’t think that I’m the Youth Icon of the Year. My father is the Youth Icon of the Year.”

Alia Bhatt will soon be directed by her father for the first time in “Sadak 2”, which also features her step sister Pooja Bhatt. And she is looking forward to the experience.

“Genuinely, I can’t wait to be directed by you and can’t wait to be on the set with you papa, because the kind of energy that you have, I have to calm you down sometimes. So, if there is any quality within me which is icon like, it’s all thanks to my father, my mother and my other father, Karan,” said the actress.

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Alia Bhatt, Wikimedia

A total of 20 influential names were awarded across various fields like law, entertainment, fashion, journalism, sports, women’s empowerment and philanthropy were felicitated for their efforts at the event.

The Mann Deshi Foundation founder Chetna Gala Sinha, who has empowered rural women through micro-finance, was felicitated with the Vogue Social Entrepreneur of the Year title while Vinita Gupta, CEO of pharmaceutical major Lupin, was felicitated as the Vogue and IBM Businesswoman of The Year. News anchor Faye D’Souza was adjudged the Opinion Maker of the Year, while activist-lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat was declared Vogue Crusader of the Year.

From the field of entertainment, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan bagged the Vogue and IWC Schaffhausen Style Icon of the Year award, Radhika Apte was the Vogue Trends Disruptor of the Year (Female) while Vicky Kaushal was awarded the Vogue X Trends Disruptor of the Year (Male).

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Meghna Gulzar, who directed “Raazi”, won Filmmaker of the Year, and Ayushmann Khurrana received the Vogue Man of the Moment award.

Athlete Hima Das and wrestler Vinesh Phogat were adjudged Vogue Sportswomen of the Year.

From the fashion industry, Ritu Kumar was honoured with the Vogue and Gemfields Lifetime Achievement Award while Anamika Khanna bagged the title of Vogue Designer of the Year award. The artistic director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, was awarded the title of Global Icon of the Year. (IANS)