Alia Bhatt took to Instagram and shared Gangubai Khatiawadi’s new poster (directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali).
In it, Alia is decked up in a pastel green ethnic outfit, with a large red bindi on her forehead and her hair styled in a braid, while her feet rest on a chair. She shared the poster with the release date, “in cinemas 30th July, 2021.”
The new poster received a response from fans and friends. Katrina Kaif took to the comment section to to drop heart, raised hands and clap emojis, sharing her reaction to the poster. Katrina’s sister Isabelle Kaif liked the picture. Huma Qureshi also expressed her excitement using heart and fire emojis. Gully Boy director Zoya Akhtar dropped a heart emoji.
Like Isabelle, Navya Naveli Nanda, Ranbir Kapoor’s sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Ishaan Khatter, Shaya Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Janhvi Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh and Varun Dhawan liked and loved the picture to show their support.
On the other hand, Ranveer Singh took to his Instagram account and shared the new poster. “@aliaabhatt @Bhansaliproductions @jayantilalgadaofficial @penmovies @prerna_singh6,” his caption read.
The movie is expected to star Prabhas Radhe Shyam. Alia has been busy recording Gangubai Kathiawadi since the end of COVID restrictions in Mumbai. The actor has been seen performing her sets several times over the past few months.
For the unversed, Gangubai Kathiawadi is adapted from a chapter of Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. The biographical drama sees Alia play the titular role, a fierce brothel owner who was rumored to have had gangsters as her clients. The movie also stars Ajay Devgn, who is playing the role of a mobster that falls in love with Gangubai while teaching her the trade.
Gangubai Kathiawadi notes Alia’s first partnership with Bhansali. Apart from Gangubai Kathiawadi, Alia also has Brahmastra in the pipeline. The Karan Johar-sponsored movie sees Alia star starring opposite Ranbir Kapoor, and Ayan Mukerji in the director’s chair.