Gangubai Kathiawadi: Alia Bhatt starrer lands in trouble as Kamathipura residents hold protests for hurting sentiments

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Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi has landed into trouble. The residents of Kamathipura have raised an objection against the trailer of the film. They have opposed the way Kamathipura has been shown in the trailer as a famous red light area in Mumbai. They have released a statement where the residents feel that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has maligned the ‘200 years of the actual history of Kamathipura’. They also called it ‘defamatory’, ‘shameful’ and has ‘hurt the sentiments of the residents of Kamathipura’.

As per Republic TV, the official statement reads, “The New Alia Bhatt Starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is a blatant misrepresentation and an attempt to malign the 200 years of the actual history of Kamathipura. It is defamatory, shameful, and has hurt the sentiments of the residents of Kamathipura. The residents have worked hard to erase the social stigma attached to the name of Kamathipura, and this movie is extremely damaging to the current and future generations of Kamathipura.”

The statement further read that a few people are looking to “monetize from the suffering of others” and this time the residents of Kamathipura won’t suffer in silence. The residents of Kamathipura including the youth, women, children, etc. will be gathering at the center of Kamathipura to protest against the release of Gangubai Kathiawadi. Earlier, they met various decision-makers and registered their complaint against the same.


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Gangubai Kathiawadi’s trailer released recently on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday and it got an overwhelming response. The film is based on a chapter of Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai about Gangubai Kothewali. It is slated to release on July 30, 2021.

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