Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ has been in controversy ahead of its release. As per reports, Alia Bhatt portraying the role of a madam of the brothel in Kamathipura has faced opposition from residents of Kamathipura. Kamathipura has been shown in the trailer as a famous red light area in Mumbai. Certain people from the residents of Kamathipura hold a protest against Alia Bhat, as they are unhappy with the way the area is described in the movie.
“The New Alia Bhatt Starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is a blatant misrepresentation and an attempt to malign the 200 years of actual history of Kamathipura. It is defamatory, shameful and has hurt the sentiments of the residents of Kamathipura.”
“Once again a few people are looking to monetize from the suffering of others and this time the residents of Kamathipura are choosing to not suffer in silence. Hundreds of residents of Kamathipura (Youth, women, children, etc) will be gathering at the center of Kamathipura to protest against the release of Gangubai Kathiawadi. They have also previously met with various decision makers and registered their complaint on the same,”
The teaser of Gangubai Kathiawadi was launched on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday. The teaser introduces Alia Bhatt as Gangubai Kathiawadi. The film is slated to release on July 30. The film is pitted against the romantic drama Radhe Shyam, starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde.