Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have wrapped the filming of Gangubai Kathiawadi in Mumbai’s Film City. Alia Bhatt shared the news on her social media accounts.
She shared a few photos from the film’s set and captioned the post, “We started shooting Gangubai on the 8th of December 2019 .. and we wrapped the film now 2 years later! This film and set has been through two lockdowns.. two cyclones.. director and actor getting Covid during the making!!! the troubles the set has faced is another film altogether! But through all that and more.. what I take away is the gigantic life changing experience! Being directed by sir has been a dream all my life, but I don’t think anything would have prepared me for the journey I was on for these two years.. I walk out of this set a diff person today! I love you sir! Thank you for being you .. there is truly NO ONE like you ?✨ When a film ends a part of you ends with it! Today I’ve lost a part of me.. Gangu I love you! You will be missed♥️ P.S – special mention to my crew – my family and friends for these two years! without you nothing would have been possible! Love you guys!!!”
Reportedly Sanjay Leela Bhansali is willing to wait for as long as it takes to release this film in movie theatres. Bigger cheques have been offered by the big players on the OTT platform, but Sanjay Leela Bhansali is very clear that Gangubai belongs to the silver screen.
A source close to the project revealed to SpotboyE, “SLB is immensely pleased with the end-result. He feels Gangubai Kathiawadi is his biggest and best film to date in terms of the scale and size of the visuals and emotions. These cannot be relocated to the OTT platform at any cost.”
But what if the pandemic persists? “SLB is willing to wait it out , no matter how long it takes,” concluded the source.