Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently resumed shooting for ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, which had been postponed due to the lockdown. The team began work at a Mumbai based studio, where a sprawling set has been erected for the film. SLB began work on this ambitious film, after nearly seven months. Alia essays the title role of Gangubai, a fierce brothel owner. This is Alia’s first film with the ace director. Previously, Alia was supposed to romance Salman Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Inshallah’, but the film was shelved. Post which SLB roped in Alia for ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali had launched Ranbir Kapoor in Bollywood with ‘Saawariya’, which hit the screens in 2007. Interestingly, Ranbir had also assisted SLB on the film ‘Black’ (2005).