When it comes to picking a favourite director, ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali tops every actor’s list. Getting to star in a SLB movie is every artist’s dream. Earlier this year, it was announced that Alia Bhatt will be starring in Bhansali’s Inshallah alongside Salman Khan. But, it was recently reported that the film has been shelved. However, Alia Bhatt’s fans don’t need to upset anymore as Sanjay Leela Bhansali has announced a new movie featuring Alia.
The 26-year-old actress will be starring in the movie Gangubai Kathiawadi. The release date if the film has also been finalised and it will hit the screens on September 11, 2020.
The news was announced by trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter. He wrote, “#Xclusiv: Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces his new film #GangubaiKathiawadi… Stars Alia Bhatt in title role… Also, release date finalized: 11 Sept 2020… Bhansali Productions collaborates with Jayantilal Gada’s PEN India Ltd for this film.”
Earlier, Alia had opened up about Inshallah being tanked. During an award function, the actress told, “I was very excited to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, of course very excited to work with Salman as well. I believe that sometimes things just happen and it’s not in your control. That way there’s a saying that if you want to make God laugh then tell him about your plans because plans never really go as per plan. But I can give it you in writing that I am going to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali very soon.”
Meanwhile, Alia has a lot of projects lined up in her kitty. She will be starring in her father Mahesh Bhatt’s directorial comeback, Sadak 2. The actress will also be featuring in Karan Johar’s Takht and in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra.