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Exclusive: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to personally train Alia Bhatt for ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’
We all know that Alia Bhatt has a great sense of choosing the right scripts and she has proved it time and again. The star kid, who is all set to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ will be venturing into unknown territory with this film. And do you know who will be training Alia Bhatt for the role? Well, none other than the master filmmaker himself – Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
While Alia Bhatt embarks on this new journey, a film based on the life and crimes of female gangster Gangubai Kothewali, the iconic filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has taken the complete onus of guiding Alia Bhatt throughout. Right from her prep work, SLB will be overseeing everything so as to make every detail perfect. Quite a perfectionist, we must say!
The film is based on the book about Gangubai Kothewali, who was the matriarch of Kamathipura in Mumbai. She was a young woman pushed into prostitution but turns into one of its biggest supporters. What changed in her life in order to bring this massive change in thought-process? Well, that’s what the movie will be all about.
A source close to the movie reveals, “Yes, Alia has done intense films like ‘Highway‘ and ‘Udta Punjab’ before but with this film specifically she will need a lot of workshops before she begins. Also, its Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is a taskmaster. Alia has already begun prep work for this film. Bhansali is personally guiding Alia and will be training her throughout for this film and is ensuring it turns out well.”
The story of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ has stayed with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the longest time. Earlier, he was supposed to make this film with Priyanka Chopra but it didn’t materialize. Alia and Bhansali were also supposed to work together for ‘Inshallah’, but the film got shelved a month or so back. Now, we just hope SLB and Alia Bhatt’s amalgamation creates magic onscreen with ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
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