Alia Bhatt reveals her first reaction when SLB narrated Gangubai Kathiawadi: Didn’t expect film of this nature

As Alia Bhatt is busy promoting Gangubai Kathiawadi, the actress has revealed that she had self doubt when she was offered this film.

Updated on Feb 15, 2022 04:48 PM IST  |  147.7K
Alia Bhatt reveals her first reaction when SLB narrated Gangubai Kathiawadi: Didn’t expect film of this nature
Alia Bhatt reveals her first reaction when SLB narrated Gangubai Kathiawadi: Didn’t expect film of this nature

Alia Bhatt left her fans in awe as the makers of her upcoming movie Gangubai Kathiawadi had unveiled a powerpacked trailer early this month. The actress will be seen playing the titular role in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial and the trailer has indeed left us wanting for more. In fact, Alia will be seen in a never seen before avatar in Gangubai Kathiawadi and her fans are eagerly waiting for the movie to hit the screens. Interestingly, while the team is busy promoting the movie, Alia Bhatt has now revealed her first reaction when Bhansali had narrated her the script.

During her recent conversation with Mid Day, Alia stated that she had self doubt when Gangubai Kathiawadi came her way. Talking about the first reaction, the actress stated that it was fear and she wasn’t expecting such a film. “I was scared. I was meant to do a love story with sir [Inshallah starring Salman Khan was called off],” she stated. Alia also mentioned that she neither had read Mafia Queens of Mumbai until that point nor she knows Gangubai’s story. She further mentioned, “I didn’t expect a film of this nature at all. So, when I heard the narration, I asked sir everything I feared: Do you think I can do this? Don’t you think I am a little young?” Alia recalled that to Bhansali’s only response to her self doubt was, “I will make you do it”.

While Bhansali’s words gave her enough confidence, Alia admitted putting in extra effort for the role. In fact, the actress believed that it was her self doubt which helped her gain knowledge about the topic and explore the extremes of what she could do with the role.

This isn’t all. Alia called Gangubai Kathiawadi an opportunity of a lifetime and said that she had performed the role with all her heart. “I have lived in Gangu’s world for two years. Even after we were done shooting, I would land up at sir’s office to watch the film’s visuals. I have never been this consumed by a character,” she added. To note, Gangubai Kathiawadi marks Alia’s first collaboration with Sanjay Leela Bhansali with whom she wanted to work for a long time. Also starring Ajay Devgn, Seema Pahwa and Vijay Raaz, the movie is slated to release on February 25.

ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt rewatched Bhansali’s films during Gangubai Kathiawadi shoot, REVEALS Ranbir Kapoor’s reaction to it

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