Not Alia Bhatt but Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukerji were SLB's first choices for 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'

Alia Bhatt was reportedly not the first pick for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi. Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukerjee were initially considered for the role.
Not Alia Bhatt but Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukerji were SLB's first choices for 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'
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As the teaser for Gangubai Kathiawadi rolled in today, audiences were amazing to see Alia Bhatt playing such a unique role. The star has been making headlines ever since the film’s first glimpse was released today. Alia’s powerful performance had viewers from around the country have their jaws dropped. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial comes three years after the smashing success of Padmaavat. Fans can’t wait for the official trailer to be out and have taken over social media in anticipation.

The actress has always admired Bhansali’s directorial expertise and spoken about how getting her hand on one of his films will be a dream come true. But according to sources Alia wasn’t the first pick for the film. Only a year ago, rumours ran wild about actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukerji playing the lead role of Gangubai Kothewali, also known as the Madam of Kamathipura. Addressing the rumours about Priyanka’s role in the film she said, "I have no idea. I haven’t signed a Hindi film yet because the two I’m doing in the US and the one I’m starting next year, are taking up my time.”Bhansali reportedly had Rani Mukerji in mind, however, things didn’t go according to plan with Rani and that’s when he decided to ask Priyanka.

Alia eventually landed the part after ‘Inshallah’ co-starring Salman Khan was abruptly shelved. Gangubai Kathiawadi is based on a chapter in Husain Zaidi's novel 'Mafia Queens Of Mumbai' and will trace the journey of a girl, sold into prostitution at an early age, who goes on to become one of the most powerful and influential women in the history of Mumbai, with notorious criminals serving as her clients.

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Still there are plenty more good actresses like Tabu, Vidya Balan, Kangana. It's not about an actress with talent. It's about a young, glamorous misfit of a cast who got the chance because she's the top actress being pushed by nepobrigade.

Anonymous 2 months ago

THE REAL AND PERFECT ROLE THAT PLACES ALIA BHATT. THIS IS HER.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Rani mukerji would have been spectacular in this role.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Priyanka to American ho gayi.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She's indian.

Anonymous 2 months ago

PC looks like a model that makes her ill fitted for certain roles. Rani would have been good.

Anonymous 2 months ago

No way she looks like a model more like a housemaid with a lot of surgeries & make up & perfect for such roles

Anonymous 2 months ago

Rani would have set the screen on fire with this role.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Rank Mukerji was the first choice for the the lead role. She would've nailed this kind of role like she did in BLACK & in Mardaani 2.

Anonymous 2 months ago

its all rumours. Thank God it wasn't either of them

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shut ur trap

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