Alia Bhatt, it seems, was destined to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali it seems cause after Inshallah with Salman Khan got shelved, she bagged the next the SLB dream project. If you need a little reminder, fans were in for a treat when Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced a collaboration after two decades of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Like that wasn’t enough, it was soon announced that Alia Bhatt has been roped opposite Salman for the first time and excitement hit the roof. But alas, all turned awry after God knows what but the project got shelved indefinitely. While that is that, Alia Bhatt is all set to work with the Padmaavat director in his upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi.
If you’d recall, the director had registered the title Gangubai with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) earlier. Yes, we were under the impression that Priyanka Chopra would play female gangster Gangubai Kothewali, who was also known as the Madame of Kamathipura but things have changed and how! In fact, now Alia has made it official on social media and has announced the release date. She wrote, “A name you’ve heard a story you haven’t. #GangubaiKathiawadi ❤ This ones going to be special!! Directed by #SanjayLeelaBhansali, releasing 11 September 2020. @bhansali_produc @prerna982 @PenMovies @jayantilalgada”
A source from the production team had told mid-day, “Bhansali had committed to working with Alia and is not one to go back on his word. Owing to his creative fallout with Salman Khan and Inshallah being subsequently shelved, Alia ended up getting the raw deal. So, Sanjay is now discussing a film revolving around a brothel owner of Kamathipura, Gangubai. The film will be an adaptation of a chapter from S Husain Zaidi’s Mafia Queens Of Mumbai. Currently, the discussion is in the nascent stage.”