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After ‘Inshallah’ getting shelved, is Alia Bhatt on-board for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai’?
Even after ‘Inshallah’ being shelved, Alia Bhatt was more often spotted at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office. This led to speculations that she might be in talks with the filmmaker for some other project. Recently, at the IIFA Awards, Alia said that she will be working with SLB for another film.
As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, Alia will be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie based on the life of Gangubai Kothewali. The shooting is reportedly starting in the month of October and expected to end by February. So, Alia will use the dates of ‘Inshallah’ for this flick. The reports also state that the movie is being based on S Hussain Zaidi’s book ‘Mafia Queens Of Mumbai’. Till now nothing has been confirmed from the filmmaker.
The portal quoted the source saying, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali had worked on the script long time ago but he kept it on the backburner as he got busy with ‘Inshallah’. Now ‘Inshallah’ being shelved, he decided to go ahead with the Gangubai film.”
SLB feels that Alia is apt for the role of Gangubai and she is playing the lead. “Gangubai was a powerful woman who ran multiple brothels across Mumbai and SLB feels he can take the challenge and extract a convincing and fine performance from the young actress,” adds source.
The source further said that SLB is currently working on the pre-production, music and in giving final touches to the script. Alia has got the brief and she is understanding the part. Bhansali wants to formally announce the project after the shraddh period (period considered to be an inauspicious time) ends.
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