Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biographical drama Gangubai Kathiawadi has moved its theatrical release date from early January to 18 February 2022. The Alia Bhatt-starrer will no longer clash with RRR, the multilingual period drama directed by Baahubali film-maker S.S. Rajamouli, that also stars Bhatt along with Jr. NTR, Ram Charan and Ajay Devgn.
Announcing the new release date on Monday, the makers of Gangubai Kathiawadi issued a statement that read: “We are glad to announce that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi has a new release date. Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios). The film will release on February 18, 2022.”
In much appreciation, SS Rajamouli took to his Twitter and wrote, “The decision by Mr. @JayantilalGada and Mr. #SanjayLeelaBhansali to move their release date is well appreciated. Our heartfelt wishes to #GangubaiKathiawadi.”
Gangubai Kathiawadi marks Alia Bhatt’s first film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She plays the titular role in the film that also stars Ajay Devgn. He plays the role of a mobster, who eventually falls in love with Gangubai while teaching her the tricks of the trade.
The duo will also be seen together in SS Rajamouli’s RRR, which will also be distributed by Pen Studios.