Television star Shantanu Maheshwari cast opposite Alia Bhatt in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next highly anticipated film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, that stars Alia Bhatt in the lead role, has been the talk of the town since they released it’s first look.According to reports it’s said that besides Alia actors Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi have also been roped in to join the cast of this upcoming crime drama. ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is based on Hussain Zaidi’s book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’. The biographical crime drama is said to tell the story of Gangubai’s rise to becoming the ‘Madam of Kamathipura’ with strong ties with the underworld.

Recently there was a new report that states that the film has chosen someone for a role opposite Alai as the romantic lead. Television star Shantanu Maheshwari may have bagged a role.  Shantanu who is a trained dancer from Kolkata got his first major break in Mumbai on television in Dil Dosti Dance where he played the lead for two years. He has been seen in various other dance and reality shows as too a number of fictional series.Sources say Bhansali saw Shantanu on a reality show and immediately saw star potential in him. Shantanu was called by Bhansali’s office and that’s how such a prestigious screen debut fell into the young entertainer’s lap. Bhansali plans to introduce Shantanu to the audience in a big way and we are here for it!  Speaking about Gangubai, the film was set to go on floors this summer but was delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Reports claimed that owing to the onset of the monsoon, the team even had to pull down the elaborate sets to avoid damages. 

We hope that now that Bollywood is allowed to start filming back, Gangubai too starts it’s shooting and we get to see it on the big screen too. What do you think about Shantanu opposite Alia? Let us know in the comments below.

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