Gangubai Kathiawadi’s Alia Bhatt On Casting Backlash: “Director (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Who Is Working For 25 Years Knows Whom To Cast”

February 15, 2022 0 By admin

Talking about the resistance against her casting, Gangubai Kathiawadi, based on a chapter from Hussain Zaidi’s novel Mafia Queens Of Mumbai that stars Alia Bhatt said, “Yeah, people must have suggested casting. But I feel like one should not really get into, somebody who is a director who has been working for 25 years obviously knows whom to cast in their main lead. I was okay with people thinking I was not right for the part because that is their own perspective.”

Exclusive! Alia Bhatt Talks About Gangubai Kathiawadi Casting Backlash

She added, “honestly that doesn’t matter to me as long as the director things I am right for the part. And like you mentioned that I have proved them wrong, if that perspective has changed just after watching the teaser, trailer and song, then it will change more when you watch the entire film.”

Later Alia Bhatt went on to say how this is a fresh portrayal of the character. Alia Bhatt said, “portrayal of this character is a fresh perspective that has been taken and worked upon for two years by sir, me and the whole team. I don’t think there was a reference point because there has never been a character like this even in our Hindi films.”

Catch the conversation right below: