Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

Soha Ali Khan learns Punjabi for film based on 1984 riots

BollywoodHungama.com | Mumbai | Posted: June 5, 2014 12:34 pm
The film is a realistic gritty look at a Sikh couple's life and how it was ripped apart by the riots.  The film is a realistic gritty look at a Sikh couple’s life and how it was ripped apart by the riots.

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan is learning Punjabi for her upcoming film on the 1984 Sikh riots directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil. Soha is currently in the Gungrana village in Ludhiana shooting for a film.

The film is a realistic gritty look at a Sikh couple’s life and how it was ripped apart by the riots. Soha has gone all-out to get a grip on the gritty character. She has even learnt Punjabi for her character.

Soha said, “Yes, I am learning Punjabi for the part. And I’ve worked on my look. It’s a great author-backed role. It is an authentic film. And I look the part. I like my new look. It’s very 1984. Vir Das plays my husband. He is an affable Sardar. Then things turns intense. It’s actually a thriller, my favourite genre.”

On May 16, Soha’s shooting at Gungrana was halted voluntarily.

Soha explained, “We were all set to shoot. But the production team advised us it may not be safe considering the election results were coming in. And there was almost no security on location. So we decided not to shoot on that day. Otherwise the shooting is moving most smoothly.”

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