The next movie of Alia Bhatt is a little different from any roles she has ever done before and that’s what is probably making the movie a lot more intriguing. Alia is playing a character that is named, Gangubai Kathiawadi, who is a real mafia queen who ruled her area in Mumbai, Kamathipura, with an iron fist.
The story follows the journey of a woman by the same name, and begins with her suitor selling her into prostitution. Eventually, Gangubai becomes the madam of the brothel and grows into a formidable mafia queen. The film stars Alia Bhatt as the lead character, along with Vijay Raaz, Emraan Hashmi, Indira Tiwari, Shantanu Maheshwari, and Seema Pahwa in the major roles. The movie is being directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali who has, through his various interviews with the press shown immense pride in Alia and the way she has been successful to portray, this so very different character.
Gangubai Kathiawadi will be releasing on Dec 01, 2021 .This movie will be made available in Hindi language though English subtitles are available therefore making, foreign doors also available to this movie. Gangubai Kathiawadi has already scored a 4.5 digit in the binge rating out of 10, even before its release and movie will be available in Crime and Drama genres.
Who Was Gangubai Kathiawadi: The Woman Alia Bhatt Will Portray In Her Latest Film?
A controversial but formidable figure in the 1960s, Gangubai’s story was documented by author and journalist Hussain Zaidi in his book Mafia Queens Of Mumbai.
In his book, Mr Zaidi describes Gangubai as a small woman – just five-feet-tall – who commanded huge respect in Kamathipura.
The back story of the mafia lady.
Gangubai was born Ganga Harjeevandas in the village of Kathiawad in Gujarat, sometime in the 1940s. When she still quite young, Ganga ran away from her home after secretly marrying her father’s accountant, Ramnik Laal. The two arrived in Mumbai, where Ramnik tricked her and sold her into prostitution for ₹ 500.
According to details provided in Mafia Queens Of Mumbai, Ganga gave up her original name and became Gangu at this point.
After a rough beginning, Gangubai rose through the ranks, helped by her connections with the Mumbai underworld. Gangubai was known to be under the protection of Karim Lala – who is today infamous as one of the three mafia dons of Mumbai. It is said that she even tied a rakhi on Karim Lala’s wrist after he promised to protect her from one of his goons who had raped Gangubai twice.