After sharing screen space with daughter Alia Bhatt in Meghna Gulzar's Raazi, Soni Razdan will now be seen in Sanjoy Nag's Yours Truly, an official adaptation of one of the stories (The One That Was Announced) from Annie Zaidi's book, Love Stories #1 To 14. The makers of Yours Truly held a special screening at a multiplex in Andheri, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah
In picture: Anjini Dhawan at the special screening of the movie.
The film is all set to hit the theatres, but it has been doing stirring the wave at the film festivals. In a media interaction, Soni Razdan said that her attendance at the festival marked her first at a gala held on foreign turf. She cherished the fact that emphasis was given to cinema, and not people's sartorial choices.
In picture: Mahesh Bhatt, Sanjay Nag, Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan and Aahana Kumara.
"It was not about the red carpet, like it is at the Cannes, but in fact, about cinema. It was interesting to interact with a mixed audience, which also consisted of young people. This was a cinema-conscious audience, the type that watches films being churned out from across the globe," said the actress, Soni Razdan.
In picture: Mahesh Bhatt, Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan pose for a picture-perfect family frame.
The actor was happy to learn that her character — about a woman on the brink of retirement — also resonated with the younger crop of viewers. "The film is about loneliness and finding love. There are lonely people everywhere. The subject has universal appeal."
In picture: Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan posed for the shutterbugs at the special screening.
Shot in Kolkata, Yours Truly has Soni Razdan play a woman who is set to leave her mundane office job when she realises that the only thing she'll miss about her routine is the railway announcer's voice that she has fallen in love with.
In picture: It is adorable to see Alia Bhatt silence her dad Mahesh Bhatt as he sets off his daily gyaan.
Sharing her experience of watching her mother Soni Razdan's film Yours Truly, actress Alia Bhatt said in a media interaction that she was stunned to see the film dealing with '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."
In picture: Mahesh Bhatt turns photographer for daughter Alia Bhatt.
Sanjay Nag, whose debut feature film Memories in March won the National Film Award in 2011, directed the movie Yours Truly about the loneliness of a 57-year-old working woman Mithi Kumar (played by Soni Razdan). Aahana Kumara, Pankaj Tripathi, Tapati Munshi and Mahesh Bhatt are also a part of the film.
In picture: Alia Bhatt was all smiles when clicked by the paparazzi at the special screening.
Aahana Kumra also attended the special screening of Yours Truly, held at a popular multiplex in Andheri, Mumbai.
Yesteryear actress Poonam Dhillon was also snapped at the screening by the paparazzi.
Anjini Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan and Aahana Kumra attended the special screening of Yours Truly held at a popular multiplex in Andheri, Mumbai. See pictures