Meghna Gulzar began her film career assisting director Saeed Akhtar Mirza on the National Award-winning Naseem and went on to study filmmaking at the Tisch School of Arts, New York University. She also assisted her father, poet, writer and director Gulzar, on some of his notable films. Along writing her own scripts, Gulzar has made documentaries for Doordarshan on contemporary issues. Her film based on the Arushi Talwar murder case of 2008, Talvar, received rave reviews as did her latest film Raazi, based on the true story of a young girl married into a Pakistani military family and sent as a spy for India in 1971. She is currently working on her next film, based on the life of Field Marshal Sam HFJ Manekshaw MC.