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SLB finds ‘Gangubai Kothewali’ in Alia Bhatt, not Priyanka Chopra

SLB finds ‘Gangubai Kothewali’ in Alia Bhatt, not Priyanka Chopra

Due to Priyanka Chopra’s prior commitments and busy schedule, Alia Bhatt has been chosen to play the part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film ‘Gangubai Kothewali’, an adaptation of a chapter from S. Husain Zaidi’s Mafia Queens Of Mumbai.

Salman Khan and SLB fans couldn’t control their excitement when they announced their partnership for ‘Inshallah’. The two were destined to come together on-screen after 20 years. However, none of it materialized owing to the mysterious and unfortunate fallout between Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Finally the heart-breaking news of ‘Inshallah’ being shelved left fans in a frenzy.

Now Sanjay Leela Bhansali is dedicated towards his next project ‘Gangubai Kothewali’ with Alia Bhatt. Earlier Priyanka Chopra was selected for the role of the protagonist female gangster who was also known as the Madame of Kamathipura.

There were vivid speculations about SLB’s growing interest in working with Alia. It finally seems that the two will be coming together in this rather colourful film. The news also explains Alia’s frequent visits to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s pad in Mumbai.

The film is based on the adaptation of a chapter from S. Husain Zaidi’s Mafia ‘Queens of Mumbai’. Gangubai Kothewali was one of the most dreaded pimps of Mumbai who ran numerous brothels and fought for the rights of sex workers who were forced into the profession.

The film is yet in its nascent stage but the makers are keen on taking it to the floors as soon as possible. While fans were super excited to see Priyanka team up with SLB again for ‘Gangubai’; it seems she’s too busy with the Mindy Kaling film ‘The White Tiger’.

Reportedly, SLB has finished writing for a web-series based on the same subject. The project titled ‘Heera Mandi’ will go on floors later this year.

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