Alia Bhatt resumes shooting for ‘Raazi’

Alia Bhatt resumes shooting for 'Raazi'
Last week, Alia Bhatt and her co-star Vicky Kaushal were compelled to take a short break from the shooting of ‘Raazi’, produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions. The forced break was a result of riots in parts of Punjab and Haryana, following Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s arrest and his subsequent conviction by a CBI court in two rape cases.
BT has it that the shoot of the film resumed earlier this week and the actors are putting in extra hours to make up for the lost time. Vicky’s father, action director Sham Kaushal, and Alia’s mother, actress Soni Razdan, are also relieved that their children’s film is back on track.
“They were shooting away from where the riots broke out, but I was concerned because Vicky was supposed to travel to our native place, a few hours’ drive from his location, on the day of the riots. I asked him to cancel it because the situation was so unpredictable. Even the phone network was poor for a few days. So, we had to use the hotel landline to stay in touch,” says Sham, adding, “During those three-four days, Vicky and I would speak at least three-four times a day. I’m glad that they didn’t shoot when the riots were on because a delay is better than risking lives. Now, I’m waiting to see Vicky back home.”
Alia’s mother admits that she was concerned, but there was also the solace that the unit was not shooting close to Panchkula. “I was concerned about Alia and the entire unit’s safety. The film’s team is very professional and they know that cancelling a shoot for two days is wiser than putting lives in danger. Alia called in to say everything was fine and she stayed in touch. Even at home, we were glued to our television to know what was happening. The two day-rest was a boon in disguise because Vicky and Alia had been shooting continuously. The break helped them get a little rest. I must give credit to Alia for not getting rattled by what was going on,” Soni sums up.