Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt, Parth Samthaan, Shantanu Maheshwari, Ajay Devgan, Seema Pahwa, Vijay Raaz, Tareeq Kahan, Indira Tiwari, Baldev Trehan, Florin Dibra, M.K. Raina, Rohit Sukhwani, Niloy Rashid Jaki, and Teetu Verma is one of the most awaited movies of the Bollywood in the year 2021. Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has already created a sense of joy and excitement among the viewers by releasing its impactful teaser on 24th February.
At the same time, the teaser and posters of the movie have created a curiosity among the fans to know the journey and story of Gangubai Kathiawadi from real life to reel life. People are so curious to know about the real-life story of the Gangubai Kathiawadi so that they can relate when they get to see that story in the reel life.
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WHO WAS GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI IN REAL LIFE?
Gangubai Kathiawadi was one of the influential figures of Bombay at the time of the ’60s. She was the controversial figure whose story was documented by the journalist and author Hussain Zaidi in Mafia Queens of Mumbai’s book. Gangubai Kathiawadi was an Indian criminal, don, businesswoman, and sex worker.
Her real name was Gangubai Harjivandas. She owned a brothel house in the Kamathipura area of Mumbai. As stated in the book of Hussain Zaidi, she was forced and pushed into the business of prostitution at a very young age. She did a lot of work for the well-being of the sex workers and the orphans.
Her life started with the dream of becoming an actress. But unfortunately, she fell in love with his father’s accountant and eloped with her to Mumbai. She thought of living a new life with her lover and pursuing her dream. And her dream broke down when her lover sold her at a brothel for Rs.500. This was when her story of being a criminal, a sex worker, and a don began. She was raped by one of the members of Karim Lala’s gang.
To seek justice, she gathered all her courage and went to Karim Lala and pleaded a lot. Then she tied a Rakhi to Karim Lala and made him his brother. Karim Lala, too gave her Kamathipura, a land commanded by him as a gift.
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RISE OF GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI AS A MAFIA
Gradually she came in the connection of the high-profile criminals of the world and became one of the Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Anyways, she never kept even a single girl in her brothel without her consent and did many things for the betterment of the lives of sex workers and the orphans. Even then, Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru got impressed by her wits in a meeting and approved her proposal to protect the red-light area. She was supported and protected by her Rakhi brother Karim Lal all the time.
HER BENTLEY AND GOLD BORDERED SARIS
Gangubai soon became the Mafia queen of Mumbai who can’t be disputed. Her rise as a queen went to such a height that she grew stronger, wealthier, and more influential. She soon came to be known for the saris with the border of gold with the blouse having gold buttons. She established her own identity and style in the city of dreams, Mumbai. Even there was a time when she owned a Bentley car.
GANGUBAI’S SPEECH OF AZAD MAIDAN
The speech of Gangubai at the Azad Maidan during a women’s conference is still remembered. In her speech, she highlighted the role of Sex-workers in the civilization of society. Her words were, “ Just like the Jawans of the country, who fight endlessly in the battlefield so that you remained unharmed, we prostitute too, are fighting these battles every day.” And this speech of hers was reported by the media so widely. This speech only secured her the appointment of Jawahar Lal Nehru, then Prime Minister.
She died in her house due to a cardiac arrest. But besides being a brothel lady, she is still the idol of many, and there are walls in Kamathipura that contain her pictures and posters till now.
GANGUBAI KATHIYAWADI IN REEL LIFE
Gangubai Kathiawadi is an upcoming biographical movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Alia Bhatt, one of the most famous, talented, and veteran actresses of the Bollywood industry will portray the life real life of Gangubai Kathiawadi. According to the posters and teasers, the look of Alia Bhatt as Gangubai is stealing the heart of many.
She is looking bold, beautiful, and stunning in the look of Gangubai wearing a sari with a golden border and a big bindi. Also, Shantanu Maheshwari is going to portray the role of Gangubai’s lover, and Ajay Devgan is portraying the role of Karim Lal.
The movie will be the grand and another classic of Bollywood as its trailer and posters suggest. It can’t be disclosed that how Gangubai Kathiawadi is going to be in the reel life. Still, it can be assured that it will be going to be an amazing movie. If you also want to know more about the Gangubai Kathiawadi in her reel life, then rush to the theatres near you on 30th July 2021, but yes, don’t forget to follow the norms and guidelines of the pandemic.