Ajay Devgn to play gangster in SLB’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’?


Over the last few days, rumours have been rife about Ajay Devgn returning to the Bhansali camp after it was reported that he could play the lead in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Baiju Bawra’.

However, it seems Devgn will be seen in Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ instead, which also stars Alia Bhatt. Bollywood Hungama reports that Devgn is likely to essay the role of a gangster who falls in love with the woman.

A source told the publication, “Last week, Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Leela Bhansali met at Anand Pandit’s Diwali party and chatted for hours. They caught up on a lot of stuff and that’s when SLB also invited him over to his office. Ajay dropped in a couple of days after that and they had a meeting for more than a couple of hours. Bhansali offered him two scripts – a biopic and the other fictional, a love story, which is said to be Baiju Bawra. In Baiju Bawra the actor was offered the role of Tansen. Ajay liked his role in Gangubai as it’s an intense character – a mobster with a golden heart who teaches Gangubai the tricks of the trade and falls in love with her.”

It added, “Ajay didn’t sign right then as he wants to do the signing and make the announcement at an auspicious date, which will be this week. The star showed the famous filmmaker some scenes his next project, a historical action drama, Tanhaji and Bhansali who himself excels in such period dramas was quite impressed. Apart from both these movies, the filmmaker also offered him another action drama based on a warrior film, which will be directed by SLB, at a later date. Ajay’s role in Gangubai is an extremely powerful and passionate one and will be remembered in cinema for the depth and romance in it.”

The film releases on 11th September 2020.

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