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‘Meghna did a blunder with Raazi, I was backstabbed,’ Harinder Sikka tears into Raazi director Meghna Gulzar


The rot that operates deep in the Bollywood is receiving exposed a person story at a time. The can of worms which experienced opened after the loss of life of Bollywood’s brightest star Sushant Singh Rajput has snowballed into a substantial motion, and the Bollywood biggies and elites are rightly becoming named out for the horrible operate lifestyle that has been festering for so extended wherever outsiders are tormented and textbooks with nationalistic and patriotic endings are metamorphosed to go well with the leftist agendas by demonstrating the Indian forces in a detrimental light-weight.

In an interview with WION, renowned writer and a previous Indian Navy officer Harinder Sikka has spilled the beans on how his e book was twisted all over by Meghna Gulzar to drive her vested agenda and also how he was not offered the owing credit history for his contribution soon after he gave away the legal rights.

Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Raazi’ starring Alia Bhatt was based mostly on Sikka’s e book named “Calling Sehmat” and garnered good reaction from the critics and lovers alike, on the other hand, the movie fell flat throughout the National Awards wherever it was entirely skimmed around by the jury.

Explaining the paradox, Sikka pointed out that Meghna Gulzar experienced breached his rely on by backstabbing him as she improved the ending of the movie with no consulting him. The eventual theatric lower with the altered ending proved to be the undoing of the movie.

“Meghna did a blunder with ‘Raazi’ which is why she did not get a National Award. In reality, I was backstabbed by them(Meghna Gulzar and Gulzar)” said Sikka in an interview to WION.

Sikka did not quit below and iterated that how his e-book ending was completely flipped on its head.

“In the book- when Sehmat arrives back to India- she goes in entrance of the tricolour and salutes and thanks to the motherland for possessing her back.” explained Sikka.

He further more extra that experienced the film held the book’s ending, then it could have gained the Countrywide award.

 “The film need to have also experienced a similar ending. Rather, Meghna designed her comeback as a depressed girl. It seemed that a Kashmiri lady experienced done a blunder of sorts,” the writer additional. 

Harinder Sikka also extra that Meghna treated her contemptibly following using the legal rights of the film and the screenplay, supervised by Sikka himself in the preliminary stages. 

Sikka uncovered that he was not invited by Meghna for the film screening, regardless of remaining presented recurring assurances previously.

“The makers brought the film prior to the launch. Showed it in Imperial Lodge, Delhi to senior army officers. This was 2 months right before the launch of the film- but I was not invited. I learnt a lot afterwards. She knew that if I experienced watched, I would have elevated objection about the ending.” said Sikka.

Sikka added that it was a vice in the Bollywood market that as soon as the story legal rights are supplied to makers, writers rarely have a say in the screenplay. Sikka felt that the follow needed to be identified as out.

Sikka’s guide was based mostly on a real-life story about a Kashmiri woman who committed her everyday living to India. But Sikka felt that while the guide despatched out an significant message—the movie’s ending derailed the unique concept. The Indian military was portrayed in a unfavorable light-weight in the motion picture and that is what has harm the creator.

“I took 20 lakhs less when I offered the rights of ‘Calling Sehmat’ to Junglee Shots. I gave all the revenue to charitable organizations. I don’t generate for the income- which is why it harm a lot more when they fiddled with this kind of a effective tale.” added the ex-Navy officer.

It is not the initial time that Bollywood has treaded on this sort of a road exactly where a writer’s rely on and eyesight are breached, and it definitely won’t be the final. Sikka has initiated a quite crucial discussion and persons like Meghna Gulzar require to be termed out for their conduct. Meghna is up coming helming a job dependent on legendary Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and we sincerely hope that she does not push some of her vile suggestions by this motion picture, yet once more.



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