Alia Bhatt is leaving no stone unturned for preparing for her dream project with Sanjay Laal’s Bhansali’s upcoming Gangubai Kathiawadi.
The 25-year-oldactress who just checked her wish list by landing the project is not all set to take language session to look her part as authentic as possible in the film.
A Mid Day report has claimed Alia has approached Marathi actors Manoj Joshi and Supriya Pathak to help her get the dialect of Kathiawadi were the movie is set
The tabloid quoted a source as saying, “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.
Revealing about the kind of preparations Bhansali is taking for the movie, the source said, "Bhansali has reached out to some of Mumbai’s famous Gujarati theater 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 dialect has a strong Sindh influence as the region was inhabited by the Kathis and Rajputs from present-day Rajasthan and Sindh.”
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According to reports, Bhansali’s film is based on based on the life of Gangubai, who was brothel owner and had gangsters for clients, often allegedly acting as their drug peddler. The woman hailed from a middle-class Kathiawadi family and was sold off to a Bombay brothel.
Although nothing has been announced about the male actors in the film, but rumours suggest Ajay Devgn and Hrithik Roshan has been approached for the role of gangsters.
Co-produced by Jayantilal Gada’s Pen India Limited, Gangubai Kathiwadi is set to release on September 11, 2020.