After the critically acclaimed Talvar, Meghna Gulzar is flagging off the screen adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel, titled Calling Sehmat, which has Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles. Alia is known for experimenting her roles, be it her role in Highway, Udta Punjab or Dear Zindagi and we have also seen Vicky portraying a variety of roles ranging from a boy next door in Masaan to a top cop in Raman Raghav.
The director has conducted a workshop for the actors to get into the skin of their character. Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal would be given hands-on training on the film and on the kind of performance the director expects out of them. It is a story of a Kashmiri woman, who is married to a Pakistani Army Officer and so Alia and Vicky are training on the dialect and accent as well as the general features of their respective characters. The film is set against the backdrop of the 1971 war and it is a very real drama and thus the feelings expressed have to be absolutely authentic.
The team has joined for workshops for a couple of weeks before they begin shooting at the end of this month. It will be interesting to see this unique pairing of experimental actors together in this movie. It is the story of a Kashmiri woman married to an Army officer from across the border who provides information to the Indian intelligence.
Can’t wait to watch this one!