Sanjay Leela Bhansali Reveals Alia Bhatt’s FIRST Reaction On Being Offered 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'

'Gangubai Kathiawadi' is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's tenth film after the critically acclaimed director has helmed some of the most popular films.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Reveals Alia Bhatt’s FIRST Reaction On Being Offered 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'
Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is touted to be one of the most anticipated film of 2022 and it is slated to be released on February 25, 2022. Well, the film has already generated a lot of buzz since its announcement and it has added on to the excitement after its trailer was released featuring brilliant performance from Alia with supporting stars like Seema Pahwa and Vijay Raaz. 

For the uninitiated, the biographical crime drama film is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's tenth film after the acclaimed director has helmed some of the most popular films in the last sixteen years, starting from his debut 'Khamoshi: The Musical' in 1996 to his last release 'Padmaavat' in 2018.


Meanwhile, in a recent interview, the director revealed Alia Bhatt's first reaction when he offered her 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'. 

Bhansali who is known for his grand cinematic vision was initially working with Alia Bhatt for a romantic film 'Inshallah' which also starred Salman Khan. The film was eventually shelved and then, the filmmaker offered the upcoming film to the 'Highway' actress. 

Speaking to Variety, Bhansali has said that Alia Bhatt went away without even saying a word and returned to him the next day, saying that she would surrender to his vision and trust him completely for the role. 

Bhansali then praised Alia as he added that the actress picked up everything quickly and became Gangubai very soon.


"She comes from a very high society, an urban, upper-class lifestyle that she lives in — for her to go to this world, to the other side of it completely, we started working on her voice level to bring the note down, because she speaks slightly on a higher note, and the power in the eyes to find the attitude in speaking and talking", he added.

Meanwhile, the film is being premiered at the Berlinale, the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival before its global theatrical release on February 25. 

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