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Soha to learn Punjabi for film on 1984 anti-Sikh riots


Mumbai, June 5 :

Actress Soha Ali Khan, who is in the Gungrana village in Ludhiana shooting for a film on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, says she’s learning Punjabi for her role.

Soha Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan

The film, directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, 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.

“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,” said the actress.

“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,” she added.

On May 16, Soha’s shooting at Gungrana was halted voluntarily.

Talking about the situation, she said: “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.”