Ranbir Kapoor To Be Seen In Gangubai With Alia Bhatt?
The shelving of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah made headlines. After announcing his new project with Alia Bhatt, reports suggest Ranbir Kapoor too may be cast in the film
Fans were upset recently when they found out that Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali couldn't work together. Fans can now rejoice as Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be working together on a new project, Gangunbai. After the shelving of the Salman Khan-starrer, Inshallah, Alia Bhatt was spotted visiting the director’s office on several occasions and it was confirmed that the starlet had been signed by Bhansali for his next passion-project, the biopic on Gangubai Kothewali.
The film will narrate the story of the brothel madam who had changed the face of Mumbai's Kamathipura. Based on a chapter in Husain Zaidi's novel Mafia Queens Of Mumbai, Sanjay Leela Bhansali bought rights to her story and was planning to make the film with Priyanka Chopra. "It was titled Heera Mandi at the time. Now, it needs to be seen if they retain the same name. But Alia has been brought on board and she might start shoot for the same next month,” a source told entertainment portal, Pinkvilla.
While fans are excited to see Alia Bhatt in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next, a more interesting aspect to the project is that Ranbir Kapoor may be playing a small part in the film. According to a source who spoke to the leading entertainment portal, "SLB wants Ranbir Kapoor to play a small but important part in the project. Although the movie will be headlined by Alia, it has some really interesting male characters - some who are against her and some who help her in her trade. Bhansali and Ranbir seemed to have ironed their differences and when the Bajirao Mastani director approached RK for the role, he took out time to hear it out. But he is yet to take a final call on the same." Now we’re wondering if Ranbir Kapoor will say yes to the offer!