‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’: Priyanka, Akshay, Ranveer, Katrina among others praise Alia Bhatt, call her ‘brilliant’

Alia Bhatt’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is one of the most talked-about movies of the year. It has been creating a lot of buzz, ever since its inception. The biopic has been helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This is for the first time that Alia will be collaborating with the ace filmmaker. 

The most sought-after actress in the tinsel town, Alia on Wednesday has send the internet into a meltdown as she released the much-awaited teaser of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. The powerhouse actress Alia plays the titular role–which is based on the ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’, Gangubai Kothewali, the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura. 

One of the most talented new-age star, Alia 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.

On the occasion of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday, Alia shared the teaser on her social media handles. The teaser showcases the journey of a young girl Gangu who later becomes the bold and fearless voice for women empowerment. It shows Alia reigning supreme in the streets of Kamathipura.

The teaser has left the Bollywood fraternities and the netizens excited, and the social media is flooded with the heartfelt congratulatory wishes for Alia and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Alia is receiving love and praises from all the corners for her brilliant and never-before-seen performance. 

Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas showered heaps of praises on Alia and said she is proud of her. “Alia!!!! I’m so proud of you my friend for stepping into complexity fearlessly. I hope you always keep shining. Presenting- Gangubai Kathiawadi! Congratulations Sanjay sir and team.” Alia replied to Priyanka’s message and said, “Love you my peeceee”. 

Akshay Kumar said, “#GangubaiKathiawadi…had found the title itself very intriguing from the day I’d heard it…the teaser only adds to it! @aliaa08 along with #SanjayLeelaBhansali sir bring their A-game again, so looking forward to it.” Alia replied to Khiladi Kumar’s tweet and said, “Omg yay!!! Thank you so much!!!!” 

Alia’s ‘Gully Boy’ co-star Ranveer Singh said, “Gangu to chand hai, chand rahegi”. She replied to him and said, “My tutu”. 

Ram Charan, who is Alia’s “RRR” co-actor, said, “Superb Teaser Sanjay Sir! Great screen presence @aliaa08 Looking forward to the film.” Alia replied, “Thank you so much!!!!”

Filmmaker S S Rajamouli said, “Gangubai is as fierce as fierce can get!  @aliaa08’s avatar as #GangubaiKathiawadi is very impressive..Looking forward to see #SanjayLeelaBhansali’s magnificent work on the screen.”

Neetu Kapoor said, “Outstanding absolutely brilliant.” Alia replied to Neetu and said, “Love Youuuu”.

Katrina Kaif said, “Incredible, can’t wait to watch this. The master craftsman #sanjayleelabhansali’s magic again!” Alia replied to Katrina’s wish and wrote, “Love You Katy!!!”

Rakul Preet Singh said, “This is simply outstanding. Gangu sach mein Chand hai. Just Cannot Wait.” Alia said, “this is so sweet of you thank you Rakul!!!”

Take a look at the wishes 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’. 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. 

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