Alia Bhatt‘s next with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi is something we are super excited about as it is a story based on a strong woman character. Now, given it is an SLB directorial, it is only natural to expect the whole song, dance and costume ritual, right? But, news is that he is set to give that a miss this time around with Gangubai.
Yes, according to a report on Bollywood Hungama, the actress is playing a gangster in the film and will not be not participating in any song and dance sequence in order to stay in character.
Alia plays a gangster and will stay in character. Sanjay Bhansali has composed some earthy folk songs for Alia. But she won’t lip-sync them. The songs will be played in the background. In that sense, this is Bhansali’s first realistic drama since Black. Her clothes would be coarse and practical, and her look would be minimalistic. There will be no concession to glamour this time.
This certainly seems like Alia’s toughest role till date as this is one genre she will be exploring for the first time and that too with a director like Sanjay, who is known to be very particular and strict on set. Adding to that, in order to give the film a more realistic vibe, they are going to have live sound on set while shooting.
She won’t have a second chance while dubbing. Her dialogue delivery while shooting would be final.
Now, this spells challenge all over it, right? And we are sure Alia will do justice to it!
The film is all set to release in September this year and we cannot wait for it!