MUMBAI: After confirming the leading lady for his upcoming project ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali reportedly has got his lead actor too. If sources are to be believed then Ajay Devgn has joined the team and will play a major role in the movie.
Recently Bhansali Productions officially announced the movie that will feature ‘Raazi’ star, Alia Bhatt in and as ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. The productions announced, “A name you've heard, a story you haven't. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Alia Bhatt in and as Gangubai Kathiawadi, Bhansali Productions and Pen Movies bring you this powerful story on September 11, 2020.”
Now, sources have revealed that Ajay Devgn will star opposite Alia Bhatt to play an intense role. A source close to the project said, “Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Leela Bhansali met at Anand Pandit's Diwali party last week and chatted for hours. They caught up on a lot of stuff and that's when Sanjay Leela Bhansali invited him over to his office. Ajay dropped in a couple of days after that and they had a meeting for more than a couple of hours. Sanjay Leela Bhansali offered him two scripts - a biopic and a fictional love story, which is said to be Baiju Bawra. In Baiju Bawra, the actor was offered the role of Tansen (a musical maestro). Ajay liked his role in Gangubai Kathiawadi as it's an intense character - a mobster with a golden heart, who teaches Gangubai the tricks of the trade and falls in love with her.”
Actor Ajay Devgn and Bhansali have previously collaborated for the movie ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and now they are back together again after 20 long years.
The movie is a biopic that focuses on the real-life story of Gangubai Kathiawadi, who was a sex worker and later became an underworld don in Mumbai. This will be the second movie in which Ajay and Alia are cast opposite each other after SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’.