Actress Alia Bhatt attended sports meet of special (disabled) children as a chief guest at Narsee Monjee Educational Trust on Tuesday in Mumbai. During media interaction, Alia said her upcoming film Raazi’s director Meghna Gulzar is absolutely brilliant.
Talking about her upcoming film ‘Raazi’ and working with Meghna Gulzar, Alia said, “I am very excited for ‘Raazi’. It is releasing in May next year so I am really looking forward to it”
“I hope the audience will be surprised seeing me in this film as I have very different kind of role in ‘Raazi’. Meghna is absolutely brilliant. She is very talented and I have become a really close friend of her so overall, it was nice working with Meghna in this film”.
Alia Bhatt is alumni of Narsee Monjee Educational Trust and she was really excited to be chief guest for a sport meet in her own school, sharing her excitement attending the event, Alia said, “I think I feel proud obviously but I never thought that I would be a guest of honour and be saluting passing parade of all these beautiful and special kids. It was very emotional and interesting experience for me and I hope I can come back here as it was a lovely experience.”
Talking about memories attached to her school, Alia said, “Today when I was watching performance of the kids, I instinctively felt of running through the ground because my memory of this school’s field is of running only. I used to practice in this ground and I used to participate in sports in this very field so whatever sportsman spirit I have is all because I used to play in my school. Every time, I passed through my school, I get very emotional and feel very bad that I am won’t gone inside and eat our famous pav vada.”
Talking about teacher in her school, Alia said, “All our teachers were loving. They used to be strict at right, caring and supporting. They always pushed me and I think they are the very big reason I took up because they always used to push me in skits and competitions which is very important so obviously, I have lots of memory attached to this ground and my school”.
Talking about performance of special kids, Alia said, “All performances of kids were brilliant. I think the fact that they are visually impaired but craftsmanship behind their performance was just outstanding and I think it’s a prime example that it’s all mind over anything else. If your mind and heart is willing to do something then anything is possible. I feel we should feel ashamed of our self that after having the ability also we don’t push our self”
When asked Alia in what kind of sports activities she used to participate, Ali said, “I used to participate in Handball and of course in inter-school activities. I was not top-level sportsman but I was interested in it because I wanted to stay away from studies so I used to do everything else”
‘Raazi’ is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s Calling Sehmat, a novel inspired by the almost-unbelievable real-life story of the woman who Sikka named Sehmat, to protect her identity.
Alia has been is playing Sehmat, a Kashmiri woman who marries a Pakistani officer with the intention to source out intelligence details and pass it off to Indian forces. Vicky Kaushal is essaying the role of the Pakistani officer.
‘Raazi’ is being directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Karan Johar and Vineet Jain.
It is scheduled to release on 11 May, 2018.
Apart from, ‘Raazi’, Alia Bhatt also working with Ranveer Singh in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ and Ayan Mukherji’s triology ‘Brahmastra’ along with Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan.