“I Was Okay With People Thinking I Was not Right For The Part,” Alia Bhatt says about Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Alia Bhatt, who will next be featured in and as Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, has responded to criticism about her casting as a sex worker. In an interview, Alia stated that she trusted her director and that the criticism did not disturb her. Alia Bhatt, in her role as Koimoi, stated, “Yes, the casting must have been recommended. But I do not think anyone should get into it since a filmmaker who has been working for 25 years certainly understands whom to cast in their big lead. I felt fine with folks assuming I was not right for the part since that was their opinion.”
When the cast of Gangubai Kathiawadi was unveiled in 2019, many dubbed Alia Bhatt a “misfit,” claiming that the 28-year-old actress was too young for such a demanding partIn the interview, Alia Bhatt stated that she had faith in Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stated that it does not really matter to her as long as the director believes that she is the proper fit for the job. And, as indicated, if that perspective has changed only by viewing the teaser, trailer, and song, it will alter much more when they watch the complete film.
The premiere of the trailer for Gangubai Kathiawadi, in which Alia Bhatt’s acting has stunned everyone away, has silenced critics.
Alia Bhatt will play a real-life sex worker who ascended to political power and fame in Kamathipura, Mumbai’s red-light district, in Gangubai Kathiawadi. The film is based on a chapter from author Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Gangubai’s path as a brothel owner and Kamathipura’s political leader is depicted in the film. Karim Lala, a real-life mafia don, is played by Ajay Devgn.