Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have together for their latest film Gangubai Kathiawadi, the story based on the life of Mumbai’s mafia queen from the 80s. Alia Bhatt shared the first look of the film on social media.
Sanjay Leela Bhasali and Alia Bhatt had been trying to work out a possible film since ‘Inshallah’. After Salman Khan walked out of the film citing creative differences, Bhansali shelved the project indefinitely. Post the unfortunate demise of ‘Inshallah’, Bhansali approached Alia for yet another blockbuster in the making, Gangubai Kathiawadi. The film has Alia Bhatt as the main protagonist.
Alia Bhatt dropped the first look of the film on her social media channels this morning. Since then the Twitterati haven’t been able to keep their calm. The first look shows Alia Bhatt looking smoking hot in a black & white portrait with a popping red bindi, a silver tribal choker necklace and a nose pin. The heavily kohled eyes and cold as death expressions on her face make her truly look like the queen mafia. The second poster shows Alia in two braids, blue-collar blouse and a skirt. She looks like the younger version of Gangubai Kathiawadi who was yet to rule the city of Mumbai. The posters sure look promising as Bhatt steals the show with her fierce facial expressions.
Earlier the film was offered to Priyanka Chopra Jonas who refused because of her busy schedule. Alia took the opportunity and shared the news of Gangubai in December 2019. She said this was the best Christmas gift she’s ever received. Alia is currently enjoying her time with beau and Brahamastra co-star Rnbir Kapoor as she was papped at the annual Kapoor’s Christmas Brunch on 25 December.
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film is loosely based on the life of Gangubai Kathiawadi, a brothel owner and the matriarch of Kamathipura in Mumbai. The story draws inspiration from a lesson from S Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai. The film is all set to hit the theater screens on 11 September 2020.