On 15 January, the first look of Alia Bhatt from upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi was released. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The official social media account of Bhansali Productions released the look.
Strength. Power. Fear!— BhansaliProductions (@bhansali_produc) January 15, 2020
One look, a thousand emotions. Presenting the first look of #GangubaiKathiawadi. In cinemas 11 September 2020.@aliaa08 #SanjayLeelaBhansali @prerna982 @jayantilalgada @PenMovies pic.twitter.com/CUSs5TDEBQ
After Alia Bhatt shared the two posters on Instagram, Bollywood showered praise on her. While Deepika Padukone wrote ‘Love’, Ranveer Singh said, “Here she is indeed. Lulu the Gangster. Come onn.” Jacqueline Fernandez, Soni Razdan, Aditi Rao Hydari also commented on Alia’s first looks.
In the two posters that have been unveiled, Alia Bhatt looks sharp with deep kohl in her eyes. Her gaze is unwavering and she wears a nose ring. The poster also reveals the release date of the film: 11 September 2020.
The handle tweeted, “Strength. Power. Fear! One look, a thousand emotions. Presenting the first look of #GangubaiKathiawadi. In cinemas 11 September 2020.”
Alia Bhatt had also taken to Twitter to unveil the posters. She wrote, “Here she is, Gangubai Kathiawadi”
On Tuesday, Alia had taken to social media to share the poster of Gangubai Kathiawadi. She also announced that the first look of the film would be revealed on 15 January.
The film is based on the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai. In the book investigative journalist and writer Hussain Zaidi describes Gangubai Kathiawadi as one of the top madams of Mumbai’s red-light district Kamathipura. She had been sold into prostitution by her boyfriend and turned one of its biggest supporters. However, she harboured a soft corner for young women forced into the trade.
In October 2019, Alia had announced the news on social media calling it “special”. She had tweeted, “A name you’ve heard a story you haven’t. #GangubaiKathiawadi This ones going to be special!! Directed by #SanjayLeelaBhansali, releasing 11 September 2020.”
A name you’ve heard a story you haven’t. #GangubaiKathiawadi ❤ This ones going to be special!!— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) October 16, 2019
Directed by #SanjayLeelaBhansali, releasing 11 September 2020. @bhansali_produc @prerna982 @PenMovies @jayantilalgada
Alia will also star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Brahmastra, the first part of a fantasy trilogy that is being directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. It is expected to release on Christmas 2020.
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