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.
|Directed by||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Story by||Hussain Zaidi|
|Produced by||Jayantilal Gada|
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
|Distributed by||Pen Marudhar Entertainment|
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.
Rani Mukerji declined the offer, it was officially announced in September 2019 that Alia Bhatt will be playing the main character in Gangubai Kathiawadi. Principal photography begun in Mumbai on 27 December 2019.
The film marks the Bollywood debut of television personality Shantanu Maheshwari, who portrays Gangubai's boyfriend Ramnik Lal. 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. Bhatt resumed work on 6 October 2020, and Ajay Devgn who is playing a cameo joined sets on 27 February 2021. The film was wrapped up on 26 June 2021.
The film is scheduled for release on 30 July 2021.
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