Violence in Patiala following the arrest of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh forces director Meghna Gulzar to halt 'Raazi' schedule, Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal and crew stranded
Alia Bhatt during the Mumbai schedule of 'Raazi'
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction in a rape case on August 25 triggered widespread violence and arson in Punjab and Haryana, claiming over 30 lives and leaving over 250 injured. Bollywood too fell victim to the violence — the shoot of Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal-starrer 'Raazi', which was underway in Patiala, ground to a halt over the weekend.
Director Meghna Gulzar was filming a sequence with Alia Bhatt and Kaushal on Friday afternoon when news of arson reached the unit. Understanding the gravity of the situation, the director instantly called for pack-up.