Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next titled Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt in the titular role resumed shoot in November last year. The film that was supposed to release in September last year got postponed because of COVID-19. The shoot of the film will most likely be wrapped up by March.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is known for his grand storytelling style will be releasing Gangubai Kathiawadi only in the theatres first despite receiving several tempting offers from streaming giants. The film reportedly will be released post August.
On the other hand, Bhansali will be making his digital debut with the Netflix show titled Heera Mandi. The filmmaker will be directing the first and last two episodes and the rest will be helmed by Vibhu Puri.
A source close to the development revealed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has offered Alia Bhatt the role of one of the 10-12 female protagonists in his web-series Heera Mandi. Alia too has agreed to come on board. A source reveals, “Each of the female protagonist will have a well-defined long-running role with room for the character’s growth. Alia is going to be one of them.”
Talking about Gangubai, Alia Bhatt is currently training for two dance numbers which she will be shooting later this month. The film also stars Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi in extended cameo roles and Huma Qureshi in a special dance number.