Alia Bhatt And Team 'Raazi' Stranded In Patiala. Know Why?

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| August 28 , 2017 , 16:06 IST

Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted of Rape on August 25 which was followed carnage and widespread violence by his supporters. More than 30 people lost their lives and over 250 were announced injured.

Amidst the entire fiasco, Alia Bhatt along with the team of her movie, 'Raazi' was also stuck in Patiala. 'Raazi's director, Meghna Gulzar was shooting a sequence with the lead pair on August 25 in Patiala, when the news of arson broke.

Meghna immediately called for a pack-up and the entire cast was then transported back to their hotel rooms. All the communication sources were disrupted, leaving the crew with no source to contact their families.

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“Given the situation, Meghna realized that it would be unsafe to shoot in Patiala. The team was required to shoot across several locations in the city, and moving around with the stars and equipment was a risky proposition. Mobile and internet services were also stopped, so communication was another issue among the unit,” a source said.

Following the mayhem, curfew was imposed in Punjab due to which the cast had to stay indoors to avoid any unexpected incident. The high alert led the producers and Gulzar to postpone the shoot until Monday when the quantum of punishment was announced after a late night meeting.

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The source further added, “They were discussing how it would be in everyone’s best interests to put off the shoot till Monday. There is a possibility of things spiraling out of control after the sentencing.”

'Raazi' is a thriller starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal based on Harinder Sikka’s novel 'Calling Sehmat'. The film went on floors in July. The Patiala shoot is expected to go on until September 10 followed by another schedule in Chandigarh.