Gulzar who is proud of daughter Meghna Gulzar’s raazi said, he feels fulfillment to be in the audience of his daughter’s work.
Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar with Father Gulzar Saab and the entire raazi team was present at the success party for the Alia Bhatt starrer film on Wednesday.
When asked to share how it feels to be part of his daughter’s work and to see her succeed he said, “After the entire journey that I have made over the years, and after coming this far all I can say is it is a fulfillment to be in the audience of your daughter’s work. After a lot of difficulties, parents get the chance to reach this far and it feels very satisfying. What feels more satisfying to see the team is the one who had brought the industry so far and to this status. It makes me want to hold there hand and not lead them but follow them and see where they go.”
Meghna first came with a film like Talvar and now raazi. There have been other female directors coming out with high content-driven films like Lipstik under my Burkha by Alankrita, Manto by Nandita Das, and Gauri Shinde films like, ‘Dear Zindagi’, ‘English Vinglish’.
When asked to talk about the era of women directors begin able to succeed with content-driven films, Meghna said, “The era is very great but I don’t think all the credit should only go to the women directors. If we don’t call male directors- male directors why do we have to call us female directors? I think our directors today are just making good films and that is because of the producers and studios are now not afraid to act out of the box content. Which is why more different content based films are coming out and they are being made by women and men alike. the big deal and the most important thing is that good films are being made.”
‘raazi’ an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s Calling Sehmat, stars Alia Bhatt as Sehmat, a Kashmiri woman who marries a Pakistani officer with the intention to source out intelligence details and pass it off to Indian forces. Vicky Kaushal is essaying the role of the Pakistani officer.