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Letting Meghna Gulzar direct Raazi was the biggest blunder, rues Calling Sehmat author Harinder Sikka

Author of Calling Sehmat alleges that director Meghna Gulzar changed the title of the film and didn’t show him the director’s cut, despite contractual obligations. Also adds that lyricist Gulzar, Meghna’s father, forced publishers to delay the launch of his book so that “Meghna received all the attention”.
Author Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat was adapted into Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar.
Author Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat was adapted into Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar.
Published on Jul 25, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

Harinder Sikka claims Raazi director Meghna Gulzar didn’t give him credit: ‘I was removed from everything’

Calling Sehmat writer Harinder Sikka has claimed Meghna Gulzar got him removed from a literature festival, delayed his book launch and also got him excluded from an awards event.
Harinder Sikka has levelled many allegations against Raazi director Meghna Gulzar.
Harinder Sikka has levelled many allegations against Raazi director Meghna Gulzar.
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 10:43 AM IST
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‘Meghna Gulzar stopped Raazi from getting National Award by cutting the tricolour scene’: Harinder Sikka

Harinder Sikka, whose book Calling Sehmat inspired Raazi, is upset about the tricolour scene not making it to the film.
Alia Bhatt played Sehmat in Raazi.
Alia Bhatt played Sehmat in Raazi.
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 10:22 PM IST
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Sehmat was happy Alia would play her role on screen: Author Harinder Sikka

Author Harinder Sikka speaks about Sehmat Khan, the protagonist of his novel, Calling Sehmat, which is based on true life events of a Kashmiri Indian girl who was sent to Pakistan as a spy. The book has inspired the Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi.
Author Harinder Sikka says Sehmat has been an angel to him(Manoj Verma/HT Photo)
Author Harinder Sikka says Sehmat has been an angel to him(Manoj Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2018 10:52 AM IST
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Nanak Shah Fakir row: Review panel that cleared movie was formed under pressure, says SGPC member

Senior SGPC member Rajinder Singh Mehta said the movie was cleared on Sikka’s request, who had promised to show the final print after removing objections. But he betrayed the SGPC by not showing the revised version of the movie before releasing it.
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 05:10 PM IST
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