Alia Bhatt is going to be cast as the lead actress in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film “Gangubai Kathiawadi.”
Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali were to work together for a long time now and finally, the news is out. Alia Bhatt will play the role of the main actress in Sanjay’s upcoming film i.e. Gangubai Kathiawadi.
This news was released by the trade analyst of the film on twitter. He twitted a post making the announcemne4t that Alia is final for the role.
“Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces his new film #Gangubai Kathiawadi… Stars Alia Bhatt in title role… Also, release date finalized: 11 Sept 2020… Bhansali Productions collaborates with Jayantilal Gada’s PEN India Ltd for this film,”
This is what he wrote in his tweet.
As per a book written by journalist S Hussain Zaidi, titled Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Gangubai Kathewali was the matriarch of Kamathipura in Mumbai. She was a young woman pushed into prostitution but turns into one of its biggest supporters. She makes money off the trade but carries a soft spot for young women forced into it. She is also known as the Madam of Kamathipura and is one of the most famous names in Mumbai.
It is worth mentioning that previous to this, Alia Bhatt had collaborated with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his film, Inshallah. Even Salman Khan was to be with her in the film, However, the film was scrapped due to some reason as Salman backed off. Since then, there was the anticipation of Alia’s next project with Sanjay.
Alia also mentioned once to the reporters that – “I was very excited to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman as well, I believe sometimes certain things happen which are not in your control. They say if you want to make God laugh, tell them your plans. Plans never really go ‘as per plan’ but I can give it to you in writing that I am going to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali very soon,”
This film is going to release on September 11th, 2020 as the tweet said. Also, the filming will most probably start in October 2019. There is news that Sanjay is thinking of casting Ranbeer Kapoor opposite to Alia for the film.