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Gangubai Kathiawadi First Look Posters: Alia Bhatt turns to be a Mafia queen in Bhansali's next.


Published On: 15 January 2020 | Bollywood | By:

Gangubai Kathiawadi First Look Posters: Alia Bhatt turns to be a Mafia queen in Bhansali's next.
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Alia Bhatt shared the first look in and as Gangubai Kathiawadi on social media on Wednesday.

The first looks posters of Alia Bhatt's next with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi have been released. The 26-year-old actress plays the titular role of a mafia queen in the film.

The two photos show Alia’s transition from a young girl into a hardened brothel owner. She introduced two posters of the film on Instagram, with the caption, “Here she is, Gangubai Kathiawadi.” 

While one poster is a monochrome closeup of her face with a big red bindi on her forehead, another is a long shot of her as she sits in a blouse and skirt, a bindi on her forehead, hair plaits with a pistol placed on a table beside her.

Bhansali Productions unveiled her look on social media with the caption, “Strength. Power. Fear! One look, a thousand emotions. Presenting the first look of #GangubaiKathiawadi. In cinemas 11 September 2020. @aliaa08 #SanjayLeelaBhansali @prerna982 @jayantilalgada @PenMovies.”

Ahead of its first look release, Alia Bhatt on Tuesday shared a glimpse of her upcoming biopic. The 26-year-old actor shared a glimpse of the film’s title and wrote Gangubai in the caption along with a heart emoji. In the short video, one can see a red dot along with the title Gangubai Kathiawadi.

Earlier, Alia shared the news of getting the lead role in the film on her Twitter handle and wrote, “A name you’ve heard a story you haven’t. #GangubaiKathiawadi This one’s going to be special!! Directed by #SanjayLeelaBhansali, released 11 September 2020.” 

The shooting of Gangubai Kathiawadi began in December last year. Alia Bhatt took to her Instagram to share a picture of her vanity van which had a Gangubai sticker on it. Along with the picture, she wrote, "Look what Santa gave me this year."

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Look what Santa gave me this year 📽❤️

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This project will see Bhansali Productions collaborating with Jayantilal Gada’s Pen India Ltd. The film is based on Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai. The story revolves around Gangubai Kothewali, a brothel owner and matriarch.

Gangubai Kathiawadi, the matriarch of Kamathipura in the 60s, a young woman betrayed into prostitution who turned into one of its biggest champions — and wealthiest benefactors — but retained a soft spot for young women forced into the trade.

According to S Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Ganga Harjivandas Kathiwadia eloped with her father’s accountant at the age of 16 and settled in Mumbai. However, the wedding was a fraud and her husband sold her into prostitution. She was raped by a member of don Karim Lala’s gang; she fought back and got to meet the don. Impressed by her spirit, the don made her his sister. She went on to run a brothel in Kamathipura

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