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‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ – Alia Bhatt on choosing love above politics, ‘unshocking’ herself, Kamathipura, Berlin…(video interview)

One of the biggest Bollywood stars talks to acv about the film which had its world premiere in Berlin at the Berlinale 72 (Berlin International Film Festival) just a few days ago…

ACTOR Alia Bhatt is one of the biggest stars to have emerged in Bollywood in recent times and has in some ways cemented her status now – as the star of the latest Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
Catching up with her just ahead of its world premiere at Berlinale 72, (the 10-day Berlin International Film Festival), which ends tomorrow (February 20) is asianculturevulture’s Tatiana Rosenstein, who poses the questions in this interview with Bhatt.
Bansali is one of the prominent directors working in India and widely regarded as an exceptional auteur – so to be cast in a film by him is a distinct badge of honour for any aspiring actor. The film also features Bollywood star Ajay Devgn in a cameo role and Vijay Raaz, another well-known film actor.
Bhatt plays Gangubai, a woman who starts out her working life in the infamous red light district of Kamathipura in Mumbai but ends up wielding power and influence and the film, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ charts her journey and is loosely adapted from the stories in the book, ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ by the author, Hussain Zaidi.
Watch the video to find out more about Alia Bhatt and her role in this film…
The film releases worldwide on February 25
With thanks to Alia Bhatt and Media House Global.

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A Big Talent Media Production for asianculturevulture…
Producer/channel editor: Sailesh Ram
Producer/Interviewer/camera: Tatiana Rosenstein
Video editor: Nat Barrass ( )

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