Gangubai Kathiawadi: Alia Bhatt starrer to premiere at 72nd Berlin International Film festival

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Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is all set to premiere at 72nd Berlin International Film festival on 18th February, 2022. The film, helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will mark Alia’s first collaboration with the ace director.

Sharing the news, the official social media handle of Bhansali Productions said: “The power of this 👑 has no bounds. #GangubaiKathiawadi officially selected for the #BerlinFilmFestival2022. In cinemas on 18th February, 2022 #SanjayLeelaBhansali @ajaydevgn @aliaabhatt @prerna_singh6 @jayantilalgadaofficial @penmovies @saregama_official”

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Expressing excitement about the film’s world premiere, Sanjay Leela Bhansali said in a statement: “The story of Gangubai Kathiawadi has been very close to my heart and me and my team have given it all to make this dream possible. We take pride and honour in showcasing our film at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival.”

Berlin International Film Festival’s Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian also said in a statement: “We are happy to premiere Gangubai Kathiawadi and continue the tradition of the Berlin Film Festival being a special setting for Indian movies. This time with a film that joins the usual craft in shaping camera movement and the choreography of bodies with a subject that is socially relevant, not only in India. From the very beginning we were taken by the story of Gangubai, an exceptional woman dragged into exceptional circumstances.”

After the 2019 film ‘Gully Boy’, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ marks Alia’s second outing at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The film also stars vijay raaz, Indira Tiwari, and Seema Pahwa playing pivotal roles; Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi are featured in an extended cameo appearance.  It is loosely based on a true story, on the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai written by S. Hussain Zaidi.  ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ will release in theatres on February 18, 2022

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