Gangubai Kathiawadi

Gangubai Kathiawadi is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical crime drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Jayantilal Gada and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film stars Alia Bhatt, along with Vijay Raaz , Indira Tiwari and Seema Pahwa playing Pivotal roles, Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi featured in a extended cameo appearance. The narrative walks through the life of young Ganga who in no time marks her own territory and becomes Gangubai – a madame in the red light area of Kamathipura. The film is scheduled to release on 30 July 2021 in Hindi and dubbed Telugu languages.[2]

Gangubai Kathiawadi
Gangubai Kathiawadi film poster.jpg
First look poster
Directed bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Story byHussain Zaidi
Produced byJayantilal Gada
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
StarringAlia Bhatt
CinematographySudeep Chatterjee
Music byScore:
Sanchit Balhara
Ankit Balhara
Songs:
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Production
companies
Distributed byPen Marudhar Entertainment
Release date
  • 30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

The film is loosely based on a true story, on the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai written by S. Hussain Zaidi. The film that depicts the rise of a simple girl from Kathiawad who had no choice but to embrace the ways of destiny and swing it in her favour.[3][4][5]

PremiseEdit

The film is about the life of Gangubai Kothewali, a young girl sold into prostitution by her suitor Ramnik Lal, and how she becomes the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Rani Mukerji declined the offer, it was officially announced in September 2019 that Alia Bhatt will be playing the main character in Gangubai Kathiawadi.[9] Principal photography begun in Mumbai on 27 December 2019.[10][11]

The film marks the Bollywood debut of television personality Shantanu Maheshwari, who portrays Gangubai's boyfriend Ramnik Lal.[12] Production was put on hold in March 2020 due to the lockdown ordered by the Indian government owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, when the film was 70% complete.[13] Bhatt resumed work on 6 October 2020, and Ajay Devgn who is playing a cameo joined sets on 27 February 2021.[14] The film was wrapped up on 26 June 2021.[15][16][17]

ReleaseEdit

The film is scheduled for release on 30 July 2021.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "BREAKING: It's Alia Bhatt vs Prabhas as Gangubai Kathiawadi to take on Radhe Shyam at the box-office on July 30". Bollywood Hungama. 24 February 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi to get an official release in Telugu; teaser to release with Pawan Kalyan's Vakeel Saab in theatres". Bollywood Hungama. 9 April 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Alia Bhatt begins shooting for Gangubai Kathiawadi, shares pic of her trailer: 'Look what Santa gave me this year'". 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Alia Bhatt commences the shoot for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi!". Bollywood Hungama. 29 May 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  5. ^ "BREAKING: It's Alia Bhatt vs Prabhas as Gangubai Kathiawadi to take on Radhe Shyam at the box-office on July 30". Bollywood Hungama. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  6. ^ ""Every actor should work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali at least once" – Seema Pahwa". Bollywood Hungama. 14 April 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  7. ^ "SCOOP: Ajay Devgn allots 10 days to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Gangubai Kathiawadi; to play Karim Lala". Bollywood Hungama. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Huma Qureshi to have a special dance number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi". Bollywood Hungama. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Priyanka Chopra to star in film based on S Hussain Zaidi's book about lady dons?". Firstpost. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Priyanka Chopra signs Sanjay Leela Bhansali's HEERA MANDI? (details inside)". Bollywood Hungama. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Alia Bhatt begins shooting for Gangubai Kathiawadi, shares pic of her trailer: 'Look what Santa gave me this year '". Hindustan Times. 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Sanjay Leela Bhansali confirms working with Priyanka Chopra in Gangubai". India Today. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Alia Bhatt replaces Priyanka Chopra?". Deccan Chronicle. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Alia Bhatt-Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' back on floors, resumes night shooting". DNA India. 6 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Alia Bhatt completes 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'; Bhansali to start 'Heera Mandi' on the same floor". The Times of India. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  16. ^ "Alia Bhatt wraps up Gangubai Kathiawadi, calls working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali a 'life changing experience'". Hindustan Times. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi wraps filming: 'A gigantic life-changing experience'". The Indian Express. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.

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