Alia Bhatt and Kartik Aaryan to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai?

After Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan's starrer Inshallah, helmed by in Sanjay Leela Bhansali got shelved, it was reported that Alia Bhatt would be featured in his next project Gangubai. It is now reported that Kartik Aaryan has also been roped in for this project

After the news of Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Inshallah being shelved made headlines, not only were Salman and Alia’s fans super disappointed but even Alia herself wasn’t too happy about it. But even though it was confirmed that Inshallah is shelved, Alia was often seen at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office. It was speculated that Alia visited his office as post-Inshallah, Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Alia to star in his next project Gangubai. It is now speculated that even Kartik Aaryan has been roped to play the male lead in the upcoming movie.

According to a report by a leading daily, Kartik as been spotted outside Bhansali office, and it indicates that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is considering to cast Kartik in Gangubai. Gangubai is based on the story of Hussain Zaidi’s novel- Mafia Queens of Mumbai,  Gangubai Kothewali, the matriarch of Kamathipura. It was reported that Bhansali was initially considering Priyanka Chopra to play Gangubai but now he wants Alia Bhatt to play the lead role. Well if these speculations are true, it will be a treat to watch Alia Bhatt and Kartik Aaryan share screen space.

 Apart from Gangubai, Alia Bhatt is currently in Mumbai, filming for her dad Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 which also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt. She will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahamstra and will also be seen romancing her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. Ranbir and Alia will also be sharing screen space for the very first time. Brahamstra will hit theatres in the summer of 2020.

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