BizAsiaLive.com reported last month that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ could the first big budget film to go on the floors once again post lockdown. However, it seems it may now be delayed further.
It’s being said that the film and and other big budget movies might face the same delays thanks to the monsoon season. A source told Deccan Chronicle, “A complete location of Kamathipura has been created for Gangubai Kathiawadi in Film City. They are huge sets and (director) Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not someone who will shoot his films in a hurry. He needs to take his time to get his light in first and he will shoot till he is satisfied with his film.”
The source added, “Despite all that, Gangubai would have been his fastest completed film had the lockdown not taken place. But now that will not happen as the film cannot be shot immediately and the makers will plan what to do only after a few days. They will also watch out to see what kind of havoc the cyclone creates in Mumbai because the situation is pretty unclear”.
Alia Bhatt is set to play the protagonist’s role in the film, and it is the first time she’ll be seen in a Bhansali film.