After the critically acclaimed Talvar, Meghna Gulzar is flagging off the screen adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s book, Calling Sehmat, which has Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in the lead roles. Alia is also known for experimenting her roles, be it her role in Highway, Udta Punjab or Dear Zindagi and we have seen Vicky portraying variety of roles from playing a boy next door in Masaan to a top cop in Raman Raghav.
The director has conducted a workshop for the actors to get get in the skin of their character. Alia and Vicky would be given hands on training on the film and on the kind of performance the director expects from 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 the character. 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 Indian intelligence.