Ajay Devgn to romance Alia Bhatt in Bhansali's ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’


Ajay Devgn to star opposite Alia Bhatt in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s fictional love story ‘GangubaiKathiawadi’. 20 years after ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, Ajay Devgn team up with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bhansali will officially announce the biopic by the first week of November. Talking about the film's development, a source revealed to the publication: "Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Leela Bhansali met at Anand Pandit's Diwali party last week and chatted for hours.

They caught up on a lot of stuff and that's when Sanjay Leela Bhansali invited him over to his office. Ajay dropped in a couple of days after that and they had meeting for more than a couple of hours."

"Sanjay Leela Bhansali offered him two scripts - a biopic and a fictional love story, which is said to be Baiju Bawra. In Baiju Bawra, the actor was offered the role of Tansen (a musical maestro). Ajay liked his role in Gangubai Kathiawadi as it's an intense character - a mobster with a golden heart, who teaches Gangubai the tricks of the trade and falls in love with her," added the source, stated Bollywood Hungama.

Earlier this month, Bhansali Productions announced the biopic and confirmed that Alia Bhatt will play the main role in it.

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is the story of a sex worker, who later turned to be an underworld don in Mumbai. The film is scheduled to hit theatres next year in September. "A name you've heard, a story you haven't. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Alia Bhatt in and as Gangubai Kathiawadi, Bhansali Productions and Pen Movies bring you this powerful story on September 11, 2020," announced Bhansali Productions on Twitter.

Talking about the actor's role in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, the source told Bollywood Hungama: "Ajay's role in Gangubai Kathiawadi is an extremely powerful and passionate one and will be remembered in cinema for the depth and romance in it."

The source also revealed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali offered Ajay Devgn another action drama, which will be based on a warrior film: "The filmmaker also offered him (Ajay) another action drama based on a warrior film, which will be directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali later."