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Gangubai Kathiawadi: Alia Bhatt’s film is in trouble, here’s why!

Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi is just a few days away from its release. The film has managed to grab all the attention of the audience. People are imitating the dialogue to the dance steps of Alia’s character.

Now it seems the film which is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali has got into controversy even before its release. It all started when Filmfare magazine posted a video by the magazine’s Twitter handle yesterday featuring a child recreating one of Alia’s dialogues from the film. The kid is seen dressed in attire similar to the character. However, this didn’t go well with many people on the internet who started calling Alia and Filmfare out. Many think that the recreation was age-inappropriate, given that Gangubai Kathiawadi was a sex worker and a prominent figure in Mumbai’s underworld.

Filmfare shared the video with the caption, “Knocked it out the park! How amazing is this recreation of #AliaBhatt’s scene in #GangubaiKathiawadi?”

Alia uploaded Instagram reels of other youngsters copying the character’s look and dialogues on her stories. The videos were quickly met with backlash on social media. The tweet from Filmfare has already been removed.

Actor Kangana Ranaut who is quite vocal on almost every topic has spoken against the video. Taking to her Instagram stories, Kangana wrote, “Should this child imitate a sex worker with a beedi in her mouth and mouth crude and obscene dialogues? Look at her body language, is it ok to sexualise her at this age? There are hundreds of other children who are being used similarly.” The actor tagged Union Minister of Child and Women Development, Smriti Irani, on the post.

MP Priyanka Chaturvedi also tweeted, “I’d urge @filmfare to be a little sensitive to what you’ll are exposing children to and the kind of audience you’ll cater to by using young kids. Parents, I hope you’ll rethink how and what your children are used for (sic).”

Talking about the film, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ which is set to release on 25th Feb stars Alia in the titular role along with Vijay Raaz, Shantanu Maheshwari, Seema Bhargava Pahwa, Indira Tiwari and Varun Kapoor in supporting roles. Ajay Devgn, Huma Qureshi and Emraan Hashmi will have cameos.

Also Read: Alia Bhatt shared another post that had grabbed everyone’s eyeballs



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In a world full of writers, I'll just be another one with an edge to be the best. I am a content writer by trade and part-time poet.
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