Ever since her debut, Alia Bhatt has been winning over the box office with her back to back critically acclaimed performances, in an array of challenging roles. By maintaining a remarkable balance in choosing the scripts, Alia Bhatt has steadily crawled up the list of young talented actresses of Bollywood. With a smooth transition, The Gully Boy actress has now replaced the Desi girl to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming project, Gangubai.
Gangubai is reputedly a period drama, which centers on the life of a brothel owner of Kamathipura of Mumbai. Gangubai was known for her advises to prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, regarding the problems faced by women in the prostitution business.
Earlier this year, there were rumors of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali reuniting with Priyanka Chopra for this project, which was finally confirmed by the actress. However, the reports reveal that Bhansali has been under a lot of pressure after Inshallah faced a roadblock. Having invested a considerable amount in the pre-production, the director has requested Alia Bhatt to keep intact her dates for Gangubai.