Soni Razdan Smoked Cigarettes While Pregnant But In Her Defense, She Didn’t Know
To nail every scene in the film, actors have to go above and beyond while essaying a certain character. It is indeed a tough job and not everyone can ace it. These actors take up new training or do something which they have never done before in order to do justice to the role. Some brilliant actors like, Rajkummar Rao who locked himself in a room just to understand and get into the skin of his character in Trapped and Shahid Kapoor who had to smoke multiple cigarettes for Kabir Singh, are some examples of the same. And it is perhaps this dedication that makes these characters unforgettable. You have to love their commitment, given that they have no idea how their film will fare at the box office. A similar thing happened to Soni Razdan, better known as Alia Bhatt’s mother.
Soni Razdan was seen in the 1993 film Gumrah alongside actress Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt. She went down memory lane and revealed some secrets about the shoot of the film. Soni Razdan essayed the role of a prisoner in the film, who befriends Sridevi’s character Roshini, who was falsely implicated in a drug peddling case. She revealed that she smoked multiple cigarettes while shooting the scene, not knowing she was pregnant with Alia at the time. Okay, that’s a pretty brave thing to share knowing how harsh the world can be about these things, especially on the internet.
One of my favourite films and highly appreciated roles. Was such a pleasure to act with the incredible Sridevi. Highly cherished memories. Was also pregnant with Alia at the time and didn’t know it yet. And did that scene where I smoked soooo many cigarettes 🙈🙈🙈 https://t.co/cxZSZU6DD9
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) July 10, 2019
Soni Razdan wrote, “One of my favourite films and highly appreciated roles. Was such a pleasure to act with the incredible Sridevi. Highly cherished memories. Was also pregnant with Alia at the time and didn’t know it yet. And did that scene where I smoked soooo many cigarettes.” Gumrah was the seventh highest grossing Hindi film of 1993 and it was directed by Mahesh Bhatt.
Soni Razdan’s performance was loved by all! She was also seen in supporting roles in critically-acclaimed films Saaransh, Sadak, Daddy and Sir – all directed by Mahesh Bhatt. Soni recently co-starred with Alia Bhatt in Raazi where she was playing the role of her mother. The actress was also seen in 2018 film Yours Truly and in 2019’s No Fathers in Kashmir in prominent roles.