Gangubai Kathiawadi
'Gangubai Kathiawadi'. Image Credit: IMDB

Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, starring actress Alia Bhatt in the lead role, is heading to Berlinale 2022 for its world premiere.

Bhansali Productions took to their Instagram account to share the news. The caption read, “The power of this has no bounds. #GangubaiKathiawadi officially selected for the #BerlinFilmFestival2022. In cinemas on 18th February, 2022.”

The magnum opus, which was delayed multiple times owing to the coronavirus pandemic, also stars Ajay Devgn in a pivotal role and marks his reunion with Bhansali after their iconic movie ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’.

The period drama, which has been adapted from one of the chapters of noted author Hussain Zaidi’s book, ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’, features Bhatt in the lead role of Gangubai, one of the most powerful, loved and respected madams from Kamathipura during the 1960s.

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‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ also stars Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, and Seema Pahwa.

The film was earlier supposed to release in January 2022 when it would have clashed with ‘RRR’, starring Alia, Jr NTR, Ram Charan, and Ajay Devgn, as well as Prabhas-starrer ‘Radhe Shyam’.

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is slated to release in theatres on February 18, 2022.