January 18th, 2020 | Updated on July 5th, 2022
For Alia Bhatt fans, it is surely no less than a treat as the first look of her upcoming movie, Gangubai Kathiawadi, has dropped online. The poster features Alia in a never-seen-before avatar where she’s playing a brothel owner.
The film will centre around the life of Gangubai Kothewali, a powerful, controversial woman who earned herself the moniker of ‘Madam of Kamathipura’ in the ’60s.
Thank youuuu everyone, for all the love!!! It has given us a new burst of energy to work even harder everyday ❤️❤️❤️ #GangubaiKathiawadi #SanjayLeelaBhansali @prerna982 @jayantilalgada @bhansali_produc @PenMovies pic.twitter.com/fMZOSmuvzA
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 16, 2020
Parts of her story are known through a chapter dedicated to her in the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, written by best-selling author and former investigative journalist S Hussain Zaidi.
While you wait for the movie—slated for a September 2020 release—here are a few things you need to know about one of the most formidable women in Mumbai in the ’60s.
Alia Bhatt shared the first look in and as Gangubai Kathiawadi on social media on Wednesday.The actor plays t ‘madam of Kamathipura’ in Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.
#AliaBhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali collaborate for the first time… First look posters of #GangubaiKathiawadi… Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada… 11 Sept 2020 release. pic.twitter.com/REYMZZbNQ9
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 15, 2020
— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) January 15, 2020