Gangubai Kathiawadi

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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
  • 6 January 2022 (2022-01-06)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

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 while Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari and Seema Pahwa play pivotal roles; Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi are 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 set to release in Hindi and dubbed Telugu language.[1][2]

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] The film is scheduled for worldwide release in theatres on 6 January 2022.[6]

Premise[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

It was officially announced in September 2019 that Alia Bhatt will be playing the main character in Gangubai Kathiawadi.[11] Principal photography begun in Mumbai on 27 December 2019.[12][13]

The film marks the Bollywood debut of television personality Shantanu Maheshwari, who portrays Gangubai's boyfriend Ramnik Lal.[14] 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.[15] Bhatt resumed work on 6 October 2020, and Ajay Devgn who is playing a cameo joined sets on 27 February 2021.[16] The film was wrapped up on 26 June 2021.[17][18][19]

Release[edit]

The film was scheduled for release on 30 July 2021 but it was postponed due to the rising cases and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. [20] Now, the film is scheduled for worldwide release in theatres on 6 January 2022.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alia Bhatt wraps up Gangubai Kathiawadi, calls working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali a 'life changing experience'". Hindustan Times. 27 June 2021. Retrieved 30 July 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. ^ "Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi to release on January 6, 2022". Bollywood Hungama. 30 September 2021. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  7. ^ ""Every actor should work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali at least once" – Seema Pahwa". Bollywood Hungama. 14 April 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Huma Qureshi to have a special dance number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi". Bollywood Hungama. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  10. ^ "TV Actor Varun Kapoor To Make His Bollywood Debut With Alia Bhatt Starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi". filmibeat. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Priyanka Chopra to star in film based on S Hussain Zaidi's book about lady dons?". Firstpost. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  12. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Priyanka Chopra signs Sanjay Leela Bhansali's HEERA MANDI? (details inside)". Bollywood Hungama. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Sanjay Leela Bhansali confirms working with Priyanka Chopra in Gangubai". India Today. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Alia Bhatt replaces Priyanka Chopra?". Deccan Chronicle. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Alia Bhatt-Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' back on floors, resumes night shooting". DNA India. 6 October 2020.
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi wraps filming: 'A gigantic life-changing experience'". The Indian Express. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  20. ^ "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.

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