Gangubai Kathiawadi: An inspiring journey of a brothel head and a political leader of Kamathipura

Feb 25, 2021

By: Navdeep Yadav

Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' set to release on July 30 is a rage on social media

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The biopic on one of Mumbai’s legends is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar were among many to congratulate Bhatt and Bhansali

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The film is based on the book 'Mafia Queens of Mumbai' written by S Hussain Zaidi

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​Gangubai hailed from a family of lawyers

She eloped with her father's clerk to Mumbai at the age of 16.

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​But the lover sold her to a brothel for ₹500

Where she came to be known as Gangubai Kothewali

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​She became the ‘rakhi’ sister of mafia don Karim Lala

And after some struggle and humiliation, went on to wield a lot of power

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​The film will be released in cinemas across India on July 30 before OTT streaming

Reports indicate that the makers have struck a deal with the OTT platform Netflix for a post-release streaming

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Reports indicate that the expected budget of the film is approximately around ₹70 crores

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​Gangubai Kathiawadi’s star cast

Other than Alia Bhatt, the movie cast Shantanu Maheshwari, Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Huma Qureshi in special cameos.

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