Soha Ali Khan is currently in the Gungrana village in Ludhiana shooting for a film on the 1984 Sikh riots directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil.
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.
Says Soha, “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.
Explains Soha, “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.”