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In Gangubai Kathiawadi, Shantanu Maheshwari talks about with Alia Bhatt

by Ratan Srivastava
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Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has captivated audiences not only for its plot but also for its fantastic ensemble. Alia Bhatt plays the lead within the movie. Gangubai Kathiawadi is a film about a brothel madam who strives to improve the lives of sex workers. Shantanu Maheshwari plays a pivotal part in the film. Shantanu recently talked up about his debut film and his experience working with Alia Bhatt in an interview with a news outlet.

Shantanu told Indian Express that he understood from the start that it would be a female-oriented picture starring Alia Bhatt.

However, he also knew that he had an important part in the movie and thus he had complete belief in himself. When asked how did he break the ice with Alia Bhatt, Shantanu said that it was quite a simple meeting at the office, where Alia Bhatt came in and they both exchanged greetings. “It wasn’t like when she entered, everyone stood up in attention (laughs). Also, she knew about me playing the part and it was all very organic for us. We actually never had to break the ice,” he said. 

The actor also opened up about romancing Alia in the film and said that they both were very clear in terms of their characters and their chemistry came out naturally. In fact, they never had to put in extra effort, do workshops or rehearsals. He added, “Also, Alia Bhatt doesn’t carry the aura of a star. She is very cooperative and a team player. We both knew the script and surrendered to that. It all became easy after that.” 

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