Alia Bhatt wrapped filming on her next film Gangubai Kathiawadi on Sunday, calling the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed picture a “gigantic life-changing experience.”
Bhatt plays Gangubai, a powerful, well-liked, and respected madam from Kamathipura, Mumbai’s red-light district, during the 1960s. The 28-year-old actor took to Instagram to share photos from the set of the film with Bhansali and the rest of the cast and crew.
According to Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi has experienced dramatic highs and lows, including two cyclones (Nisarga in 2020 and Tauktae last month) and coronavirus-induced lockdowns.
Covid During Shoot
During the production, both Alia and Bhansali contracted COVID-19. “We began shooting ‘Gangubai’ on December 8, 2019, and the film was completed two years later! During the production of this film, the set was subjected to two lockdowns, two cyclones, and the director and actor were both diagnosed with COVID! The difficulties the set has encountered are the subject of a separate film “wrote the actor.
Despite the challenges the entire crew experienced in putting the picture together, Bhatt stated Gangubai Kathiawadi was a dream come true for her. The film is Bhatt’s first work with Bhansali, who is best renowned for films like Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani, which include lavish costume dramas.
“The massive life-changing experience is what I take away! Sir’s direction has always been a dream of mine, but I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the two-year trip I was on…”
Bhatt claims she is a different person today when she leaves the stage. “Sir, I adore you! Thank you for being the person you are… There is no one quite like you, “Gully Boy’s star penned a letter. The film is based on a chapter from the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai by noted author Hussain Zaidi.