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‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’: Alia Bhatt looks fiery in new poster ahead of teaser launch, film to hit theatres in July

One of the most talented and gorgeous new-age star in the tinsel town, Alia Bhatt is ruling millions of hearts with her charming persona and flawless performances on the silver screen.

The diva has paved her way to success in the Bollywood with her dedication towards the craft and her versatility. Apart from her acting adroitness, the ‘Gully Boy’ fame star enjoys a massive fanbase on the social media, with 50.9 million followers on Instagram.

She keeps her fan army entertained with colourful and vibrant pictures of herself, professional photoshoots, family, projects, pets, throwback stills, and workout photos. The actor garners immense love and likes on her pictures, as soon as she uploads anything on the photo-sharing app. 

The powerhouse actress Alia, is one such star who is known to go to great lengths in order to get into the skin of her roles. The actor has carved a niche for herself with her choice of movies and spectacular acting skills. Her versatility game is always on point and it is a treat to watch her on the silver screen as she always has something new to present on the table.

Now with the influx of release date announcements from the film industry, the makers of Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, have also announced its release date. With the lockdown eased out amid the coronavirus pandemic and theatres opening with 100 percent capacity, many production houses have announced the release dates for their upcoming slate of films.

On the occasion of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday on Wednesday, Alia unveiled a new poster of the movie, which features her in a fiery and feisty avatar. The poster was released just ahead of the teaser launch. In the poster, we can see Alia donning a pastel green embroidered kurta set, with dupatta on her head. Her hair is tied in a long braided ponytail, while the look was completed with a big red bindi on her forehead. The beautiful diva is sitting in a comfortable position with her legs kept on a chair, and is sporting a bold smile. 

Along with the poster, Alia announced the release date of the movie. She wrote, “in cinemas 30th July, 2021”. Her post has garnered more than three lakh likes and a heart from Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday. Katrina Kaif and Huma Qureshi dropped a heart emoticon in the comment section. Taking to her gram stories, Alia shared that the teaser of the flick will also be out today. 

Take a look at Alia’s post here-

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada. ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is a biographical crime film based on a chapter of Hussain Zaidi’s book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ about Gangubai Kothewali, the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura.

The film stars Alia Bhatt as Gangubai, while Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz and Seema Pahwa play supporting roles, with special cameos by Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Huma Qureshi. 

The film is about the life of Gangubai Kathiawadi, a young girl sold into prostitution by her boyfriend Ramnik Lal, and how she becomes the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura. The film marks the Bollywood debut of TV actor Shantanu Maheshwari, who portrays Gangubai’s boyfriend Ramnik Lal. 

On the work front, Alia will be seen next in Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, along with Ranbir Kapoor. The movie also stars Amitabh Bachchan. The 27-year-old star will also feature in ‘RRR’ and ‘Takht’.

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