MUMBAI: The much-awaited first look of Alia Bhatt from the biopic 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' is out and we have to say, kudos to the team. Bhatt as the mafia queen defines absolute perfection to the extent that you might even fail to recognize her.
Unveiling her first look from the movie, Bhansali Productions took to its Twitter handle and wrote, "Strength. Power. Fear! One look, a thousand emotions. Presenting the first look of #GangubaiKathiawadi. In cinemas 11 September 2020."
Strength. Power. Fear!— BhansaliProductions (@bhansali_produc) January 15, 2020
One look, a thousand emotions. Presenting the first look of #GangubaiKathiawadi. In cinemas 11 September 2020.@aliaa08 #SanjayLeelaBhansali @prerna982 @jayantilalgada @PenMovies pic.twitter.com/CUSs5TDEBQ
Fierce, Powerful and stunning! Alia is totally owning the look in this never seen before avatar. Time and again, the 26-year-old actress has proved her mettle with films like 'Raazi', 'Highway' and 'Udta Punjab'. Now, with the biopic, she is all set to mesmerize her fans once again.
The motion poster of the movie was dropped on Tuesday stating that the first look will be unveiled tomorrow. As promised, Alia Bhatt's look is out and we are totally crushing it. Also, if sources are to be believed then we will see Ajay Devgn in a special appearance in the movie.
The film is based on the book 'Mafia Queens of Mumbai' written by Hussain Zaidi. The story revolves around the life of Gangubai Kathiawadi who owned a brothel house and completely changed the face of Mumbai's Kamathipura.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who always wants each of his films to perfection, even reached out to several dialect coaches so that Alia catches the right tone of the character. A source close to the project said, "Alia’s paternal grandfather Nanabhai Bhatt was a Gujarati Brahmin who hailed from Kathiawad. But Alia is not familiar with the dialect as it is rarely used outside of the pocket in Gujarat. Since the filmmaker is meticulous in his prep, he wants a tutor who is fluent in the dialect. Bhansali has reached out to some of Mumbai’s famous Gujarati theatre personalities, including actors Manoj Joshi and Supriya Pathak, to help him in his search. The film will be shot simultaneously as she undertakes the month-long diction class. The dialect has a strong Sindh influence as the region was inhabited by the Kathis and Rajputs from present-day Rajasthan and Sindh."
'Gangubai Kathiawadi' marks the first collaboration between the actor and director after the much-hyped project 'Inshallah' got shelved. The movie will be releasing on 11th September 2020.