Gangubai Kathiawadi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Film, Starring Alia Bhatt, Gets A New Release Date

The film will finally release in theatres after much ado

Gangubai Kathiawadi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Film, Starring Alia Bhatt, Gets A New Release Date

Alia Bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi (courtesy YouTube)

Highlights

  • The film will have a theatrical release
  • The film's release date has been shifted several times
  • The film also stars Ajay Devgn
New Delhi:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi has a new release date. The film, starring Alia Bhatt in the titular role, will finally release in theatres on February 25. The filmmaker's banner Bhansali Productions announced the new release date on their official Twitter handle. "Witness her reign in cinemas near you on 25th February 2022, " read the tweet shared by the production house. The film's release date has been shifted several times since March 2020 due to the pandemic and the lockdowns. During the filming, the lead actor Alia Bhatt and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali contracted the virus, which also shifted the release date.

Read the tweet by Bhansali Productions' here:

Meanwhile, the film will have its world premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival next month, reported news agency PTI.

In the film, Alia Bhatt plays the role of Gangubai Kathiawadi - a sex worker in Mumbai's Kamathipura, who was pushed into prostitution at an early age. The film showcases her journey as the head of a brothel and a political leader of Kamathipura. This will be Alia's first project with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The actress was supposed to work with the filmmaker in a film titled Inshallah, co-starring Salman Khan. However, the project got shelved.

Other than Gangubai Kathiawadi, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will be seen sharing space in SS Rajamouli's RRR, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles. Ajay has previously worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the 1999 film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

(With inputs from PTI)

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