Harinder Sikka, himself a former naval officer, tracked down Sehmat when her son revealed her existence. The father, Hidayat Khan (name changed), was aware about Sehmat's love for a boy in Delhi as claimed by the writer. There, during one such discussion, an Army officer told me that not everyone is the same.

After the trailer launch of the movie, Alia Bhatt‘s character was found to be inspired by a real-life character, an Indian Kashmiri woman Sehmat Khan. It was Sikka's debut novel, first published by Konark publishers in April 2008. At great risk to herself, she promptly manages to relay this information to her handlers who realize that the target in question is INS Vikrant which at that point is anchored in the Bay of Bengal as a part of India's naval strategy for the looming war.

She is now a national property (figure). The most crucial information Sehmat provided during her stay with her Pakistani husband was about an impending attack on INS Viraat. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1494579592958-0'); }); Opinion | World must unite to fight Islamic terror, Deepika Padukone's ex-manager Karishma Prakash questioned by NCB after she resigns from KWAN, IPL 2020 | To our beloved Watto Man: CSK share heartwarming video to pay tribute to Shane Watson, Karwa Chauth 2020: Moon rise time in Delhi, Noida, Lucknow and other cities, Here’s why Paneer Tikka is among top trends amidst US Elections, Sensex rallies 355 points; Nifty reclaims 11,900, Best Apple accessories for the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Malini Awasthi to get gold medal, 33 years after topping graduation, Mehndi actor Faraaz Khan dies; Pooja Bhatt and others mourn the loss. It is about the patriotic character of an Indian girl Sehmat Khan who borns to a Kashmiri Muslim … As a tribute to her, Sikka formally launched the book aboard Vikrant, which was docked at Naval dockyard in Mumbai. It's the tale of Sehmat's first flame, a "tall, young, athletic" young man she knew during her time at Delhi University - Abhinav. Sehmat felt she had blood on her hands. But with the support of Sehmat,  Indian intelligence gives an early warning of this plan of Pakistan to the Indian Navy.

Sikka, further went to meet that person’s mother in Malerkotla (Punjab) to know more about her real story. I was not too convinced about it upon which he gave the example of his mother, much to my surprise. Ever since the movie Raazi released, everyone wants to know who she was. Abhinav became the child’s foster father and raised Sehmat’s son.

And he thinks Abhinav's approval is significant. It took Sikka 8 years to fictionalise her story. Before the actual ceremony, she is hastily provided spy training by members of the Indian intelligence organization RAW. The fact is, [it's] only a matter of time before someone opens her identity.".

It took Sikka 8 years to fictionalise her story. All the information she passed on from there matched with the Indian intelligence report here,” he adds. Let’s have a look at the real-life story of Sehmat Khan. While the real Sehmat died recently, Abhinav (again, not the real name), who is now a senior citizen, still lives in Delhi. "There are millions who work and pray for one Hindustan. Know its benefits, Fighting allergies to curing common cold: 5 health benefits of garlic which makes it a must-have, Try these yoga asanas by Swami Ramdev to get a natural glow on Karwa Chauth, Drug doubles immune response against cancer in clinical trial: Study, Apple iPhone 12 Pro First Look: A stunning new design, Micromax IN Note 1, IN 1b smartphones launched in India: Price, specifications, Apple 'One More Thing' event to be hosted on November 10: Here's what to expect, Vivo V20 SE with 32MP selfie camera introduced in India: Price, features and more, US Election 2020: Trump, Biden make final pitch to voters | IN PICS, Sara Ali Khan nails her airport look in comfy tracksuit, In Pics: Bhoot Police star cast Saif, Arjun, Jacqueline, Yami fly to Dalhousie for shoot, Kajal Aggarwal's fiance Gautam Kitchlu clicked at wedding venue| Pics, IPL 2020, Match 49: Gaikwad, Jadeja shine in CSK's win over KKR, Bigg Boss 14 November 3 HIGHLIGHTS: Eijaz Khan saves Jasmin Bhasin and leaves Pavitra heartbroken, Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia, Eijaz Khan faking for the camera, says Nishant Malkani, Bigg Boss 14 November 2 Highlights: Nishant Singh Malkhani and Kavita Kaushik get eliminated, Ex-Bigg Boss contestants slam Kavita Kaushik for 'cheap' comments on Eijaz Khan. Sehmat was extremely proud of the fact that her son was serving the motherland now. Fans can’t wait for the film to release, but no matter how eager they are, they’ll have to wait for another month to experience Alia’s acting finesse. “But she would not speak much.

During an interview with The Hindu, Harinder Sikka explained how he unearthed the story of Sehmat. In April 2008, Harinder’s debut novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ was published by Konark Publishers, and after ten years in May 2018, it was re-published by Penguin Random House, India. This child takes birth in India, and after growing up, joins Indian army. As a part of her duties in Pakistan, she used to tutor General Yahya Khan's grandchildren. “Till her death, she did it, unofficially,” saying this, Sikka signs off. Inspired by the patriotic tale of Sehmat, Harinder Sikka tried to find out Sehmat and finally met her at her house in Maler Kotla, in Punjab. What followed that encounter is … At this time, she is pregnant with her Pakistani officer husband’s child. The Novel Converted Into A Movie Spy Thriller- Raazi.

The Life of Sehmat Khan. Stumbled by the existence of any such woman, Harinder Sikka decided to pen down her story and named her Sehmat Khan, to allow her to remain in anonymity. Harinder Sikka, himself a former naval officer, tracked down Sehmat when her son revealed her existence.

"The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Opinion | Thriller that doesn't thrill", "Alia Bhatt as Sehmat in Raazi: Who was the real Sehmat Khan? Harinder Sikka has kept Sehmat's true identity hidden for years, but he recently hinted he would release a photograph of her. In lieu of her service to the nation, all she wanted was to unfurl the Indian National Flag at her house.


In 2018, Meghna Gulzar’s spy thriller ‘Raazi’ attracted the attention of its viewers due to its characters who are based on a real-life story.

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Sehmat Khan was an Indian-Kashmiri undercover agent who operated in Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Eventually she comes across plans, what appear to be, to sink a key Indian naval target using a submarine. But she manages to escape from the Pakistani army and returns to India. Calling Sehmat is the 2008 spy thriller novel written by Harinder S. Sikka based on real events. In 2018, the novel converted into a Hindi language spy thriller movie ‘Raazi,’ starring Alia Bhatt as Sehmat and Vicky Kaushal as her husband.

The intention was to ensure a smooth flow of information ahead of an impending war and alert about possible threats. Happy Birthday Tabu: Do you know the actress was 10 years old when she made her screen appearance? The story is set in India and Pakistan of 1971 and revolves around Sehmat Khan who is born to a Kashmiri Muslim father and a Hindu mother. Even Sehmat Khan is a Fictional Name. “I was very angry then and even questioned the patriotism of certain people in the Intelligence Department. It is about the patriotic character of an Indian girl Sehmat Khan who borns to a Kashmiri Muslim …

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Calling Sehmat, the novel written by Harminder Sikka intrigued us just a bit more. He was sceptical of the patriotism of the people towards the country but after he came across Sehmat, a normal Indian who risked her life to provide Indian army with classified information, his belief was completely turned over. "But he went to her. It took Sikka 8 years to fictionalise her story. An Indian soldier actually (as his father, Iqbal Syed got killed during the blast planted by Sehmat's seniors).

Later, Sehmat’s spy role and real purpose are discovered by the Pakistani agents.

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