Currently immersed with the shooting schedule of Brahmastra in Varanasi, Alia Bhatt recently began shooting for her father Mahesh Bhatt‘s Sadak 2. After trying several makeups the team opted to go with a no-makeup look for her. Alia had previously gone sans makeup in movies like Highway, Udta Punjab, and Raazi. A source close to the project revealed,
“It’s a powerful story which leaves a lot of heavy lifting to be done by Alia. For the first schedule, the actress will don a naked look on her face. For the first few days of the shoot, she was ready in 25 minutes speeding up the work on shoot. They were in fact able to finish a lot more scenes than they hoped for before she left for Brahmastra.”
This is the first time in Alia’s career that she will be directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. A sequel of Sadak, the movie stars Alia as the lead who is on a tryst to expose a powerful Godman (played by Makrand Deshpande). A Mumbai Mirror report had quoted a source as saying,
“It is an intense and challenging role, and Makrand has already started acting workshops with Bhatt saab. Like Maharani, played by Sadashiv Amrapurkar in the Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt-starrer Sadak, a unique look is being designed for him in the sequel.”
Before joining the film shoot, Alia had posted on her Instagram,
“Today is Day 1 of ‘Sadak 2’. And that’s my father, now also my director, holding the clap. I begin shoot in a few days and honestly, I’m petrified. I feel like a tiny mouse trying to climb a beautiful, immense, emotional mountain. I hope I make it to the top and if I fall I hope I’m able to get up again. It’s a tough climb but from everything I’ve seen and everything I’ve heard, I know every single step and misstep will be worth it! Here’s to movies, family, dreams and starting out on a brand NEW journey! And what a journey it’s going to be!!!!”
Mahesh Bhatt had earlier shared that Sadak 2 is about love, loss, and redemption. It also stars Aditya Roy, Sanjay Dutt, and Pooja Bhatt. And is set to hit the silver screen on March 25 next year.