The trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi that was delivered today uncovers a fuller picture of Alia Bhatt as an extreme talking lady. Bhatt, in her first cooperation with Bhansali, plays the nominal champion who starts as sex worker and proceeds to turn into the uncrowned sovereign of Mumbai's shady area of town Kamathipura.

The film depends on a part in Mafia Queens of Mumbai by S Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges. As indicated by the creators, the Gangubai was a strong lady in Kamathipura until her demise during the 1970s. Depicted in the book a force in society in her own right”, Gangubai supposedly utilized her clout to keep Kamathipura's whorehouses from being closed down.

Gangubai Kathiawadi will be debuted at the Berlin Film Festival on February 16 and release in India on February 25. Bhansali's first film since Padmaavat (2018) additionally stars Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz and Jim Sarbh.

The film also marks the big-screen debut of Shantanu Maheshwari and Varun Kapoor.

Bhansali has scored the music. The cinematography is by Sudeep Chatterjee, who additionally lensed Padmaavat.

Bhansali’s upcoming projects include a Netflix series Heeramandi. “The show will explore stories of courtesans and the hidden cultural reality of Heeramandi, a dazzling district, during pre-independent India,” a press release stated. “It’s a series about love, betrayal, succession and politics in the kothas which promises Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s trademark larger than life sets, multi-faceted characters and soulful compositions.”