Gangubai Kathiawadi is an upcoming Indian biographical crime film written, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada under their respective banners Bhansali Productions and Pen India Limited.
The film stars Alia Bhatt in the title role, and is based on a chapter of Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai about Gangubai Kothewali, a young girl sold into prostitution by her boyfriend Ramnik Lal, and how she becomes the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura. But she is said to have maintained a good and healthy relationship with all the other women in the district in spite of the cruel circumstances. The 26-year-old actress plays the titular role of a mafia queen in the film.
The first-look posters of Gangubai Kathiawadi. shows Alia Bhatt in two different looks. In the first look, Alia is seen as a young girl with two pigtails with ribbons. She can be seen wearing a blouse and a skirt with bangles on her wrists. A gun can also be seen placed on a table near Alia. In the second look, Alia is seen with eyes smeared with kohl, a nose ring and so much intensity in her looks, the actress seems to have nailed it yet again. Alia looks breath-taking in the two posters that were released.
The film is scheduled for theatrical release on 11 September 2020. Vijay Raaz, who was last seen in Kunal Kemmu’s Lootcase this year, has now bagged a role in the upcoming film, titled Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Gangubai is also said to have met the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru to discuss the problems of sex workers in her district. It is also reported that Nehru was quite impressed with her leadership qualities and thoughts.