Most of the country’s theaters are closed due to the Coronavirus epidemic. In the current circumstances, the release of films on digital platforms has increased.
It is now reported that Alia Bhatt’s film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali will also be released on OTT.
Official announcement yet to be made
According to Pinkvilla ‘s report, the rights of Alia’s film have been bought by Netflix for Rs 70 crore. Now released in theaters, the film will also be released on digital platforms.
A source said that the paperwork related to this is being done.
It will now attract audiences on film theaters as well as digital platforms.
Offers for the direct digital release of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’
According to reports, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was getting offers for the direct digital release of the film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
It is also learned that he had received offers of more than Rs 100 crore to release the film directly on OTT. Despite this, he decided to release the film in theaters first.
This suggests that the director was confident of releasing the film in theaters.
The story of the film will be poignant
Bhansali’s film is based on the book ‘Mafia Queen of Mumbai’ written by Hussain Zaidi.
Zaidi in this book has opened many layers of the life of Ganga Harjivandas, a girl living in Kathiawadi, Gujarat. In this, he has also mentioned many shocking accidents.
The film is shot in Mumbai. The film tries to show touching characters on screen.
Know who was Gangubai, who got the name of the film
Gangubai’s real name was Ganga Harjivadas, who hailed from Kathiawadi in Gujarat. She fell in love with her father’s accountant at the age of 16 and fled to Mumbai after marrying him.
Her husband is said to have sold her for 500 rupees. After this, she started prostitution. Later in her life, she did many things for the benefit of women and became famous as Gangubai Kathiawadi.
The first look of the film was fantastic
The first look of the film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ was shared by actress Alia Bhatt on her social media. Alia Bhatt, while sharing the film’s poster with her Twitter handle, wrote, “Take Meet Gangubai from Kathiawadi.”
This film was related to controversies
Gangubai’s family has problems with the story of this film. Therefore, he had filed a case against Bhansali, Alia, and film writer Hussain Zaidi. The court issued a notice to all three celebrities.