When asked about the film, Alfeeya says-
The subject of this film is profound and such films are rarely made, but I am glad the audience have started appreciating such films and are wanting for more. The term ‘Jihad’ has been misinterpreted. It simply means to kill the anger and the devil within you and not to kill innocent people in the name of the almighty. As an artist, I had a lot of scopes to showcase my acting skills and all of us worked really hard on this project.
It’s a challenging role that I play of a Kashmiri Pandit, named by ‘Bhawna’ belonging to a middle-class family. Unfortunately, she’s a widow and 4 months pregnant to a husband who gets shot dead by terrorists. I was completely deglamorized to get into the skin of my character, even stayed in Kashmir with the locals many days before my acting schedule started, took training for speaking in the Kashmiri accent, etc.
Jihad has been screened at more than 51 film festivals like Berlin, Toronto, Germany, New York, Africa, Los Angeles, London etc. This film was also screened at the prestigious 71st International Cannes Film Festival 2018. Apart from being the talented actress that she is, Alfeeya is trained in both Western and Indian Classical Music, and her last release was a romantic –breakup ballad, Do Hisse published on her YT channel. She also released an Islamic Song, Laa Illaaha Illallah presented by Mika Singh. Alfeeya has quite a lot of music projects in the pipeline and will be seen collaborating with big names in the Indian Music Industry.