"I’ve lost a part of me."
Alia Bhatt has shared a new poster of her upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi, featuring herself in the titular role.
Alia’s look in the poster earned her appreciation from fans and her mother Soni Razdan.
The actress shared the poster of the film, which announced that the film’s trailer will be launched on February 4, 2022.
In the poster, Alia is seen as her character Gangubai, dressed in white.
Soni Razdan commented with several heart and clap emojis on the picture.
Huma Qureshi commented: “Woohoo!”
Fans also shared their love for the new poster, with some calling it “spectacular” and “amazing”.
The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is adapted from one of the chapters of author Hussain Zaidi’s book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’.
It features Alia Bhatt in the role of Gangubai, one of the most powerful women from Mumbai’s red-light area Kamathipura during the 1960s.
Backed by Bhansali Productions and co-produced by Jayantilal Gada’s Pen India Limited, the film also stars Ajay Devgn.
Gangubai Kathiawadi is set to release in cinemas on February 25, 2022.
The film was earlier slated to release on February 18 but was delayed by a week on January 28, 2022.
Alia had shared the announcement of the film’s delay on social media.
The actress wrote: “Gangubai Kathiawadi will rise to power in cinemas near you on 25th February 2022.”
Before this, the film’s release and production have been delayed multiple times due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Upon the completion of the film’s shoot in June 2021, Alia had shared a note detailing the hardships they faced while making the film amid the pandemic.
“We started shooting Gangubai on the 8th of December 2019 and we wrapped the film now 2 years later!
“This film and set has been through two lockdowns, two cyclones, director and actor getting Covid during the making!
“The troubles the set has faced is another film altogether!
“But through all that and more, what I take away is the gigantic life-changing experience!”
Alia Bhatt added:
“Being directed by sir has been a dream all my life, but I don’t think anything would have prepared me for the journey I was on for these two years.
“I walk out of this set a different person today!
“When a film ends a part of you ends with it. Today I’ve lost a part of me. Gangu, I love you!”