Sanjay Leela Bhansali reveals Alia Bhatt’ reaction post Gangubai Kathiawadi’s first narration

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi is slated to release this month. The trailer of the movie that features Alia Bhatt in the titular role is much loved by fans. But not many know Alia’s reaction when she first heard the script. Sanjay Leela Bhansali in an interview with Zoom revealed that Alia Bhatt ran out of his office” after hearing the narration of Gangubai Kathiawadi.

The filmmaker further added that he told Bhansali Productions CEO Prerna Singh that they will now have to look for another actor to act in the movie.

In an interview with Zoom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “The first time she heard the narration, she took her bag and ran out of my office. She was wondering what on earth hit her and what kind of role I have offered to her. She just run away. I told my CEO Prerna, listen, I think we have to look out for another actor. Because this… Well, I wanted her to play it.”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali said that the next morning, Alia called him up and said she wanted to meet him. “I said you don’t have to come and meet me personally to say no to me. This left Alia in splits, she said that she would just do what he asked her to do: I said jump into the unknown, even I don’t know what I will do.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi also stars Ajay Devgn and will release on February 25.

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