Alia Bhatt’s movie was scheduled to be released prior to the release of SS Rajamouli’s RRR masterpiece in multiple languanges across the world. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s new film Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt will release on the 25th of February in cinemas. Gangubai Kathiawadi is inspired by the story of Gangubai Kothewali who was a madam of a brothel located in Mumbai’s Kamathipura and is inspired by a chapter from Hussain Zaidi’s book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’. The film is set to make its eagerly anticipated world debut at the prestigious 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. It will be Alia’s first film working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The film, which stars Alia Bhatt in the lead role it will be released in theaters on February 25. The film’s production company Bhansali Productions announced the new date of release via their official Twitter handle. “Witness her reign at the cinemas near you on the 25th of February 2022” is the message published by the production house. The date for the release of the film has been moved numerous times in March 2020 due to the outbreak and lockdowns. In the course of filming, leading actress Alia Bhatt as well as the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali contracted the virus which has also changed the date of release.
Witness her reign in cinemas near you on 25th February 2022. 👑#GangubaiKathiawadi#SanjayLeelaBhansali @ajaydevgn @aliaa08 @prerna982 @jayantilalgada @PenMovies @saregamaglobal pic.twitter.com/SJ5myx1X3u
— BhansaliProductions (@bhansali_produc) January 28, 2022
The film also stars Ajay Devgn. The film was made by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios).
The producers had considered the release of the film after SS. Rajamouli’s RRR so that the film could become a viable venture in Telugu because of the recently growing popularity of Alia in the south. But, at present, due to the continuous delays in the release of Jr. NTR along with Ramcharan starrer RRR, it was decided that Gangubai Kathiawadi will be released before RRR. Alia’s fans are excited as they are now going to witness their favourite star’s films in quick succession, that too from two prestigious production houses of India.