Gangubai Kathiawadi: Ajay Devgn reunites with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after 22 years
Actor Ajay Devgn has begun shooting with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Gangubai Kathiawadi. The first picture from the set was shared by Bhansali’s production team on Instagram. Sharing it, the handle wrote: “We are happy to have @ajaydevgn join the team of #GangubaiKathiawadi.”
The picture shows Ajay reading from a piece of paper with Sanjay looking on. While Ajay is casually dressed in a black full sleeve shirt, Sanjay is in his signature crisp white kurta-pyjama. The rumour-mills suggests Ajay will play the role Karim Lala, a real-life don who operated in Mumbai in the 70s and 80s.
A couple of days back the first teaser of the film, which stars talented Alia Bhatt in the titular role of Gangubai Kathiawadi, was released by the production house. Alia is playing the brothel owner Gangubai Kothewali of the 1960s, who ruled Kamathipura with an iron fist. The look of Alia has been hugely praised by her fans. The maverick director Sanjay Leela Bhansali celebrated his birthday by releasing the teaser on February 24, Heroine of his film Alia was also seen at his birthday party. Later for the paparazzi, Alia did a special Gangubai style namaste.
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Gangubai Kathiawadi brings Devgn and Sanjay back together after a long hiatus They last worked together in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999. Since then Bhansali went on to work with a number of stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra to name a few.
Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi is all set to hit the cinema halls on 30 July this year.