Alia Bhatt’s Raazi Could Have Bagged National Award But ‘Meghna Gulzar Stopped It From Getting One’

Harinder Sikka, the author of Calling Sehmat, has made this claim insisting Meghna shouldn’t have edited a crucial sequence from the film. According to him, the omitted ‘tricolour sequence’ cost Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi the national award

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Alia Bhatt’s Raazi Could Have Bagged National Award But ‘Meghna Gulzar Stopped It From Getting One’
Harinder Sikka, the author of Calling Sehmat, claims that Raazi couldn’t bag a national award all thanks to Meghna Gulzar. Insisting that the director shouldn’t have edited a crucial sequence from the film, a ‘tricolour scene’ that cost Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi the national award. The film revolves around the character of Sehmat, played by Alia Bhatt, an Indian girl who ties the knot with a Pakistani officer to spy for her home country.

Harinder Sikka has ended his book with the central character Sehmat, saluting the tricolour. Speaking at a media event, Harinder said, “In the book, the story ends with Sehmat saluting the tricolour. If the film had the same ending, the film would have won the National Award.” He instated that, “I told the director that you have stopped the film from getting National Award by cutting the tricolour scene in the film. Though this was done by the wishes of the filmmakers, but I still have a resentment over it.”



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Not the national award but Raazi did go on to bag critical acclaim and a bunch of awards. It won the Filmfare Best Film Award. Meghna Gulzar was adjudged the best director at the same awards show. It went on to sweep the IIFA awards too, bagging Best Film and Best Actress award for Alia Bhatt.  ALSO READ: Ranbir Kapoor And Alia Bhatt To Say ‘Raazi Hoon’ In Kashmir; Couple To Have A Destination Wedding?





Meghna Gulzar meanwhile, has moved on to her next film, the Deepika Padukone starrer, Chhapaak. Based on the trials and tribulations of an acid attack survivor it’s a gritty saga that has generated much interest among fans since its trailer was dropped online.


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