Alia Bhatt admits that she was suddenly shocked by the genre and the character that she played in Gangubai Kathiawadi. In an exclusive chat with Puja Talwar on her forthcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi, she reveled that earlier she was not very sure whether she could pull this off but the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave her the confidence.
Ranbir gave her the confidence
She also says that creatively the role was very exhausting yet satisfying. Ranbir Kapoor also assured her that working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is going to be a life changing experience. He understood her love and focus for the film and supported her throughout the journey. She now feels happy about the decision of working in the film as it helped her expand her creative canvas.
Story of a simple girl from a small town
Gangubai Kathiawadi also stars Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari and Seema Pahwa . There is also a cameo performance by Ajay Devgn in the film. The movie is based on the life of Ganga – a sex worker in Mumbai’s red light areas called Kamathipura. It is inspired by the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai written by S. Hussain Zaidi. The film depicts the rise of a simple girl from Kathiawad who defeated all odds in life to script her own destiny. The film is set to release in Hindi and Telugu.
A delayed release
The film was delayed because of many reasons – Covid-19, cyclones and lockdowns that created continuous interruptions in the making. Now it seems that the dark days are over and the entire crew is excited to see the release.