Raazi—the Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starring movie would not be releasing in Pakistan. The film has got controversial content and owing to this reason no distributor has agreed to purchase it. The film is a project of Meghan Gulzar and is to release on the 11th of May in India as per reports. This news has been received with great disappointment for all the Bollywood movie fans of Pakistan.
A senior distribution firm representative while conversing with local media said that it is disappointing to see that films which are based on controversial topics are being produced again and again in India. He further added that all the distributors are aware of Alia Bhatt’s role in the film—Raazi, hence no distributor is willing to buy the movie.
Patriotism is another force that is urging the distributors to not purchase the film. He maintained that Indian producers should clearly know that all Pakistani distributors have mutually agreed to boycott such controversial movies.
The movie is co-produced by Karan Johar and Vineet Jain, and has been produced under the name of Dharma Production. Raazi is an adaption of Harinder Sikka’s novel—Calling Sehmat. The film features an Indian spy (Alia) who ties a knot with a Pakistani man (Vicky) during the India-Pakistan war of 1971. The film has been shot in various cities of India.
In an interview conducted earlier with Vicky by The Hindu, he stated that it would be unjust to call Raazi a war film, as the movie covers much deeper aspects in its description. He further said that the movie is about an individual relationship and is about the era when there was tension between the two nations and in mid of that a Kashmiri woman marries a Pakistani major.
Vicky went further to share that the film is regarding the choices one make at the crossroads of responsibilities and emotions, which would not only be affecting their individual lives but rather the future of their respective nations. People would understand and realized that the film is not an India-Pakistan war film.