Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a perfectionist and that is one thing about the filmmaker that this widely known in the circuit. With every film, Bhansali makes sure that he stays true to the story and he is doing the same with his next, Gangubai Kathiwadi. The film which marks the first collaboration between Sanjay and Alia Bhatt has been making news since its announcement. Now the news is that the maker is looking for a Kathiawadi tutor for Bhatt so that she can get the accent right, reported Midday.
Interestingly, Alia‘s paternal grandfather Nanabhai Bhatt was a Gujarati Brahmin who hailed from Kathiawad. But Alia is not familiar with the dialect as it is rarely used outside of the pocket in Gujarat. Since the filmmaker is meticulous in his prep, he wants a tutor who is fluent in the dialect. Bhansali has reached out to some of Mumbai’s famous Gujarati theatre personalities, including actors Manoj Joshi and Supriya Pathak, to help him in his search. The film will be shot simultaneously as she undertakes the month-long diction class.
The film is based on the life of Gangubai Kothewali who had gangster as a client in the 1960 and was a fierce madam of Kamathipura brothels. She was also a drug peddler and became a known name after she was sold to a brothel in Mumbai. With every film, Alia manages to impress the audience and we can expect the same with this one.