It has been officially declared by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt’s movie will be released on 25 Feb 2022. In this movie, Alia plays the lead role of Gangubai Kathaiwadi, who was born in the renowned family of Kahtiawad Gujarat.
She dreamed of becoming a Bollywood actress and wanted to come to Mumbai. She was in love with her father’s accountant Ramnik Lal. They both left their home and got married, but later Ramnik deceived her and sold her to his brother for Rs 500. After this suffering from this tragedy and betrayal destroyed her and she started her new phase of life became a prostitute and started living in the red-light area of Mumbai. Later on, she joined hands with Karim Lala and she made him her brother.
Gangubai was one of the victims of the sex trade, but she became a warrior for every girl who do not want to become a part of prostitution. She never forced anyone to do work without their consent. She cared for every woman and child who was living in the area of Kamathipura.
For the role of Gangubai Kathaiwadi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali chose Alia. For the announcement of the movie she took the liberty to add her boyfriend’s debut film song- ‘Saawariya’ as caption-‘Dekho Chaand Aaya’. Last year on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday the teaser of the movie had released. All netizens praised the ferocious and forceful performance of Alia Bhatt in this movie after releasing the teaser.
If we talk about Alia Bhatt, she was born on 15 March 1993, in the Bhatt family. She is the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt (filmmaker) and actress Soni Razdan. She completed her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School IB in 2011. She has an elder sister-Shaheen and two half- siblings-Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt. Alia’s desired to be an actress from a young age and she also took dance lessons at Shiamak Davar’s institute. In her childhood, she started her acting career as a child in the movie ‘Sangharsh’(1999), where she played the role of younger Preity Zinta’s character.
In the year 2012, Karan Johar offered her lead role in the movie ‘Student of the Year’, co-star with Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. In this movie, she played the role of a teenage girl who is involved in a love triangle. She didn’t get much good response from this movie, Bhatt was determined to play a better role. In the year 2014 Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’ movie was released, in this movie, Alia’s role was as a lonely teenage girl. This film was again underperformed at the box office. But she was awarded Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
In the same year 2014, her two other movies were released-‘2 States’ and ‘ Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’. For the 2 States movie, she learned to speak the Tamil Language as her role was as a headstrong Tamil girl. Both of the movies were commercially successful and Alia Bhatt accomplished herself as a successful actress in Bollywood. In the year 2015, the ‘Shandaar’ movie was released which again did not perform well at the box office. Now her next movie was ‘Udta Punjab’where she played the role of a Bihari migrant. For this role, she watched many documentaries on drug abuse and take classes for learned to speak the Bihari dialect. Alia Bhatt’s performance was commendable by everyone.
From this movie, she was awarded for Best Actress in Filmfare award. In the year 2017, she performed in the romantic comedy movie-‘Badrinath ki Dulhaniya’. From this movie, she received another Filmfare nomination for Best Actress. Next in ‘Raazi’(the film is an adaption of Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’)movie proved to be one of the highest-grossing female-led Hindi films and got success at Box-office, played a role of Kashmiri spy married to a Pakistan army officer. She was again awarded the Best Actress award at Filmfare. Her next appearance in ‘ ‘Gully Boy opposite Ranveer Singh in Zoya Akhtar’s movie.
In this movie, she played the role of Safeena Firdausi-Badass Gully Girl. For this role, she attended acting classes to learn the ghetto dialect. This film has again appeared as the highest-grossing release. Alia got the 3rd Best Actress Award from this movie. In the year 2019, she performed in the ‘Kalank’ movie but this film did not perform well at the box office. Alia’s next starred in Sadak 2 which is the sequel film Sadak(1991). Now her upcoming co-star Ranbir Kapoor is named ‘Brahmastra’. She is in a relationship with Ranbir Kapoor. They recently wrapped up the shooting of Brahmastra and have been seen both together during the shot. Very soon they will be tying the knot.
Other than acting she also has singing capabilities. In the year 2014, she sang the unplugged version of “Samjhawan” In the ‘Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya’ movie. She had performed in the ‘Highway’ movie and sang the “Sooha-Sooha” song. In the year 2016, she sang “Ik-Kudi” for the ‘Udta Punjab’ movie.
She is also known for her activism for animal rights and does many campaigns like- PETA to raise awareness for homeless animals. She also took part with Facebook live for a campaign named –Find Your Green, to campaign for environmentalism. In the year 2014, she also launched her clothing brand for women Jabong.com and in the year 2018, she launched her line of handbags. She has appeared in 8th position by Forbes Asia in the year 2019. She also endorsed many brands- Lays, Frooti, Maybelline, Flipkart, UberEats, Gionee, Philips, Manyavar, Coca-Cola. She is the brand ambassador of Aurelia-promoted effortless style and encouraging women to choose their representation