Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces the release date of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ on his birthday
Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has bestowed a special gift to his fans on the occasion of his birthday. Padma Shri and six-time National Film Award-winning director announced the release date of his much-awaited film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ today. Interestingly, Alia Bhatt is glimpsed in a unique and captivating character in the film’s poster. ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ will hit the theatres on 30th July 2021.
The protagonist of the flick, Alia Bhatt, too shared this news through her Twitter handle. Besides directing, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also the joint-producer of the film along with producer Jayantilal Gada. Jayantilal Gada, the founder of PEN Studios, has produced several hit Bollywood movies like Kaalo, Mahabharat and Shivaay.
Almost all elements of the film have reached the final stages. Development, Pre-Production, Production and Principal Photography have been wrapped up. The Post-Production of the film is also about to complete. Earlier, it was being said that Bhansali will be releasing the film on the same day as Salman Khan’s Radhe. However, it is now clear that Bhansali’s film will release two months after the release of Radhe.
The film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ will depict the story of a spunky woman running a ‘Kotha’ in the Kamathipura area of Mumbai. The character’s link with Mumbai’s Don Karim Lala will also add exciting depth to the story. The film’s plot revolves around a naive girl hailing from Gujarat and her mighty transformation to ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Alia Bhatt will be playing the role of Gangubai in this film.
Ajay Devgan will play the crucial character of Don Karim Lala in this film. Karim Lala and Gangubai will share a relationship of brother-sister in the storyline. Reportedly, Ajay Devgan only took 10 days to prepare for this challenging role of Don Karim Lala. Alia Bhatt went to the Maldives with her friends after finishing the shooting of this film, but after the death of actor Rajiv Kapoor, she has returned to accompany Ranbir Kapoor.
Watch Gangubai Kathiawadi Official Teaser below: