This is the first film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali with Alia Bhatt. Before this, he has given many other films apart from Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Bajirao Mastani, Saawariya, Padmavat.
Actress Alia Bhatt is in Berlin for the premiere of her upcoming film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Alia has reached the Berlin Film Festival for the third time. He had previously represented his films ‘Highway’ and ‘Gully Boy’.
In the pictures from the red carpet event, Alia is seen in a white dress, which is against the famous sky blue background. She wore a white jacket with a large collar and a skirt underneath.
He is exclusively wearing white clothes during the promotion of the film. Alia tied her hair in a ponytail and wore huge pearl earrings. During the premiere, Alia also gave the Gangubai pose, in which she waved ‘Namaste’ above her head with her hands in front of the camera.
Alia was accompanied by her sister Shaheen Bhatt at the festival. Both had left for Germany earlier this week.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is about the honor of a brothel who comes to power in Mumbai’s Kamathipura area. Ajay Devgan is also in a special appearance in the film. Vijay Raj plays Alia’s nemesis in the film.
In an interview with Variety, Sanjay Leela Bansali spoke about Alia’s character Gangubai and said, “Women who are weak, who are lost in this big bad world- this is a woman who fought for them. It’s about empowering all these women and saying whatever you are.
Accept who you are. And I love the idea where she says: ‘If you’re a teacher or you’re a professor or you’re a doctor or an engineer, I’m a whore. And accept me as I am, accept your profession, because this profession is not going anywhere.
We are on the margins of the society but we want us to be accepted in the society, because society will not be able to function without prostitution, it will always be there. My belief in myself and the fight for dignity fascinated me.”