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‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ teaser: Fierce & powerful Alia Bhatt as Queen of Kamathipura will blow your mind

The most sought-after actress in the tinsel town, Alia Bhatt sends the internet into a meltdown on Wednesday, as she unveiled the much-awaited teaser of the forthcoming film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. 

‘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 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. Earlier in the day, Alia had released the new poster of the movie, which featured her in a fierce and bold avatar. And now bringing a much rejoice to her fans, the diva has unveiled the teaser of the highly-anticipated movie. 

One of the most talented and gorgeous new-age star in the tinsel town, 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.

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 describes the journey of a young girl Gangu who was brought in Kamathipura and was made to accept her destiny and circumstances, but later changes it by becoming Gangubai- ‘the queen of Kamathipura’. Gangu is represented as the source of light in Kamathipura, who can be heard saying, “Gangu chand thi, aur chand hi rahegi”. The ‘Gully Boy’ fame diva holds our attention and breath from the start where she is seen as a sex worker, till the end when Gangubai is being elected as the President of Kamathipura.

With powerful dialogue delivery, strong and magical background score and a power-packed storyline, the flick promises to be an interesting project of the filmmaker and Alia as well. 

Sharing the teaser, Alia also penned a sweet birthday wish for the ace filmmaker. “Gangubai Kathiawadi Teaser Happy Birthday Sir.. I can think of no better way to celebrate you and your birthday Presenting a part of my heart & soul. Meet .. Gangu,” Alia said in her post.

The post has garnered more than eight lakh likes, and Ayushmann Khurrana wrote, “Wow” in the comment section. Mouni Roy said, “Can’t wait”. Anmol Thakeria Dhillon commented, “Toogoood!”.

Check out Alia’s post here-

Filmmaker Karan Johar lauded the teaser of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and wrote, “With @aliaabhatt and #SanjayLeelaBhansali working together, it’s bound to be magical…. What a brilliant teaser! Super super proud of you baby girl! Can’t wait to see this on the big screen!”

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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. 

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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