It has been a long time for rumors that Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will work together. In the recent past, the filmmaker announced ‘Inshallah’ with Alia and Salman Khan as the lead couple and revealed that it would be an Eid 2020 release, a Salman Khan wishes.
But due to unknown circumstances project was shelved and this gave birth to another lot of rumors that whether the actress & the director would collaborate for some other project.
Well your wait has come to an end. Their is an official confirmation that Alia and Sanjay Leela Bhansali would be teaming up for ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
Reputed Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter page to make the announcement and posted,
“#Xclusiv: Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces his new film #GangubaiKathiawadi… Stars Alia Bhatt in title role… Also, release date finalized: 11 Sept 2020… Bhansali Productions collaborates with Jayantilal Gada’s PEN India Ltd for this film.”
Have a look at his tweet here…
#Xclusiv: Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces his new film #GangubaiKathiawadi… Stars Alia Bhatt in title role… Also, release date finalized: 11 Sept 2020… Bhansali Productions collaborates with Jayantilal Gada's PEN India Ltd for this film.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 16, 2019
For those who are uninitiated, Gangubai Kathiawadi belonged to the underworld and was a brothel owner, who would peddle drugs & also issue orders for murders.
Earlier when ‘Inshallah’ got shelved, Alia had told reporters at an event,
“I was very excited to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman as well, I believe sometimes certain things happen which are not in your control. They say if you want to make God laugh, tell them your plans. Plans never really go ‘as per plan’ but I can give it to you in writing that I am going to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali very soon.”
Talking about Alia taking challenging roles. This won’t be her 1st time. It would be quite interesting to watch Alia in such an intense avatar on the big screen.
Talking about Alia’s other projects, she will also be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Sadak 2’ & Karan Johar’s ‘Takht’.