Alia Bhatt Talks About Mother, Soni Razdan’s Your’s Truly

Alia Bhatt watched her mother, Soni Razdan’s film Your’s Truly on Sunday and has admitted that she was stunned to see how the film deals with the concept of loneliness.
"I want to thank Sanjay (Nag -- the director) for taking my mom in this film because it is important to tell different kinds of stories. The subject of loneliness is a sensitive topic taken in a light way, which is so prevalent in all our lives. I was totally stunned to see how my mother played the role," Alia said during a media conference about the film at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival.

Sanjay Nag has already received accolades for his debut feature film Memories in March, which went on to win the National Film Award in 2011. Your’s Truly is about the lonliness of a 57-year-old working woman name Mithi Kumar, played by Soni Razdan. Also a part of the film are Aahana Kumra, Tapati Munshi, Pankaj Tripathi, and Mahesh Bhatt. The film is unconventional and extremely interesting, depicting a dark side of loneliness we do not see much in Indian cinema. When asked on why she signed the film, Razdan said, "The first thing was greed as I was the protagonist (smiles). Actually, it was the theme of this woman living alone. She is lonely but not indulging in it, which is very much like me."

"I have been incredibly lonely but I love my loneliness. Even today, I love my solitude. So I connected with the character who is lonely but she nurtures a romantic core within herself," Razdan said.

Nag cherished the shooting as a learning experience as she had to shoot at the crowded Howrah station.
 "We shot the film in about 12 days and it was possible with the help of these lovely people and others involved."

"As a part of the audience, I love watching her on-screen as she is so natural. I have learnt a lot from her seeing this film,” said a proud Alia Bhatt.

-Rubaina Bilgrami
Picture Credits - IANS