There has been much hype surrounding director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ starring Alia Bhatt in the lead. If there is any truth to rumours doing the rounds, then the famed filmmaker has found his leading man in actor Ajay Devgn.
We are all aware that Alia will play the role of one of the most powerful, loved and respected madams of Kamathipura brothel during the 1960s.
In what may just be an interesting on-screen pairing, the film will reportedly see Ajay play an intense character of a gangster with a golden heart, who teaches Gangubai the ropes and in turn, falls in love with her.
These developments took place last week when Ajay and Bhansali met up at Anand Pandit’s Diwali party. The two were seen chatting for hours and continued their meeting at SLB’s office a few days later.
It was alleged that the director offered the actor two other films, including his Diwali 2021 musical ‘Baiju Bawra’. Reports claim that Ajay was offered the role of the character Tansen, but he loved the intensity of the mobster character in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
The actor, who may just be reuniting with the director after two long decades, even showed him parts of his upcoming film ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’.
Bhansali also reportedly offered him another action-packed warrior film that he has kept for a later date.