"You would have been a better fit."
Rakhi Sawant took to Instagram to share a video in which she could be seen dancing to the trending song ‘Dholida’ from Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi.
The television star donned an outfit similar to Alia in the film, complete with heavy makeup and jewellery.
Rakhi wore a simple white saree which was paired with a colourful backless zip-up blouse.
She kept her look simple yet elegant with several chunky silver neckpieces and matching earrings.
She tied her hair in a huge bun and topped it with two red roses.
The upbeat song has become a trending Instagram reel audio and Rakhi became the latest celebrity to dance to the garba number.
She was seen pulling off the ‘Dholida’ hook step with lots of energy, instantly leaving her fans impressed.
‘Dholida’ is a composition by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, with lyrics by Kumaar.
The foot-tapping number has been sung by Jahnvi Shrimankar and Shail Hada and choreographed by Kruti Mahesh.
Rakhi also shared another video with her 3.7 million Instagram followers where she can be seen lip-syncing to Alia Bhatt’s popular dialogues from Gangubai Kathiawadi.
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The video has amassed over 80,000 likes.
Fans of the film took to the comments section of Rakhi’s video to share their admiration for her makeup and body language.
Some of the viewers felt that Rakhi Sawant had the potential to replace Alia Bhatt herself.
One fan wrote: “You should have acted as Gangubai.”
Another added: “Very wrong casting, you would have been a better fit.”
A third commented: “You suit the role, superb performance!”
Gangubai Kathiawadi was adapted from one of the chapters of noted author Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai.
It features Alia in the lead role of Gangubai, one of the most powerful madams from 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 was released 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 had been delayed multiple times due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.