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Sanjay Leela Bhansali finds a new actor from reality show for Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi

By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Jul 22, 2020 – 13:47 hrs IST

The unfinished shooting of Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is about to resume at the earliest. Some parts of the film were shot before the lockdown and now preparations have started to complete the incomplete shoots. The shooting of Gangubai Kathiawadi will resume with strict guidelines related to Corona. While Alia Bhatt will be seen as gangster Gangubai Kathiawadi in the film, she will be seen opposite dancer-turned-actor Shantanu Maheshwari. Shantanu Maheshwari is going to make his Bollywood debut with this film.

Shantanu Maheshwari will be seen opposite Alia Bhatt

Let us tell you that Shantanu is a trained dancer from Kolkata and he has also appeared in many dance reality shows before this. Apart from this, he has also appeared in Dil Dosti Dance. If sources are to be believed, Bhansali had seen Shantanu in a reality show and that’s when he decided to cast Shantanu in his film. When Shantanu was offered the role opposite Alia in Gangubai Kathiawadi, his happiness knew no bounds. Because it was a dream come true for Shantanu to debut in Bhansali’s film.

Read also: Alia Bhatt’s gangster drama Gangubai Kathiawadi will not have any intimate scenes, Bhansali took the decision

By the way, this is not the first time that Bhansali is launching someone from his film, even before that he had launched Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in Bollywood from his film Saawariya. Apart from this, Javed Jaffrey’s sons Meezaan Jaffrey and Sharmin Saigal were also launched from his production film.



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