As Alia Bhatt turned 25, the Bollywood actor and Karan Johar decided to treat her fans to new photos from “Raazi”, her upcoming film directed by Meghna Gulzar.
The period drama sees Alia and Vicky Kaushal in the lead roles. It is based around the 1971 Indo-Pak war, the 13-day battle between the Indian Army and Pakistan Army when India decided to lend a hand to Bangladesh's nine-month struggle for Liberation, from December 3-16.
Alia wears a blue burqa with her face exposed in the photo, looking away from the camera and wearing a serious yet sombre look. She completes the average Kashmiri girl look with minimal makeup and only earrings and nose pin for jewellery.
Alia wrote with the photos, “Movies or in this case MY movies aren't just something I do for a living.. it's kinda the reason I feel like I'm alive. So... on my 25th birthday I've randomly picked out two images from the 25th day of shoot of RAAZI, and … the trailer will be out 25 days from today (9th April)… Happy Birthday to me.”
The film's producer, Karan Johar wrote, “On Alia's 25th Birthday, here's her look from RAAZI. Happy Birthday Alia Bhatt!”
The film is based on Harinder Sikka's book “Calling Sehmat”, which is about a Kashmiri girl who marries an Indian army officer. In February, Meghna had shared the first look from the film. In that picture too, Alia is dressed in a cream-coloured sari, while Vicky dons a formal suit.
Talking about the film, Alia had earlier said, “I think in 'Raazi' audience will see me in completely different avatar at least that is my wish because 'Raazi' as a film is very different. It's the first time I am doing a period film and it is based on true story as well, so I am very excited for it and I hope audience will like it.”